When I get home for Christmas
I'll do anything you want
I'll wear your clothes like you asked me
All dressed up like a Christmas tree

We could spend the day together
The first time in a long, long while
You can wrap me up in tinsel
Make as much noise as you like

When I said that I loved her instead

It's funny how you misunderstand
I only wanna hold her hand
You're so far from me all year long
I can't seem to right my--right my wrong

When we get home for Christmas
Pleats on our knees on the floor
We'll open presents between kisses
Your eyes burn stronger than the fire

When I said that I loved her instead

It's funny how you misunderstand
I only wanna hold her hand
You're so far from me all year long
I can't seem to right my--right my wrong




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    General CommentI love how Gary Lightbody can turn even a Christmas song into a just-short-of-depressing love offering.

    He's anxious to get home to repair a relationship he's screwed up. He's prepared to do anything this girl wants him to no matter how embarassing or seemingly emasculating. I like the desperation of the lyrics. It's amusing how he tries to convince her she misunderstood him when he confessed love for someone else but insists he actually only wanted to hold her hand. I don't buy that. I don't think she would either. I feel sort of bad for him since he's so earnest, but I'm left to wonder if he really wants her back or just doesn't want to be all alone on Christmas...

    I adore this tune. The sleigh bells jingling in the background are just perfect.
    katie_annaon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a gorgeous song, as usual, Gary screwed up. he and his girlfriend are in a long distance relationship, and he's been fooling around since he can't see her for a long time. Now he's mistakenly confessed he loves someone else but is trying to convince her he still loves her because he's disoriented. On of SP's best sogs I'll say!
    young_jableson August 10, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it means something else. I think the guy used to have an affair with that girl, but he left her for studies or something else. Although they didn't break up, they hadn't seen each other for so long. He came back to his old place for Christmas, but in the meantime he found another lover in his new home and wants to tell it to his old girlfriend. Nevertheless, he can't, cause when he tries, she doesn't want to understand him. She is too affected by Xmas atmosphere to realize what his words really mean.
    banhofon April 29, 2010   Link

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