"A Great Big Sled" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
This snowman is shaping up to be an eight but not out of ten
The robots awake to find that they've been taped down
Wondering when they break though these chains
But little boys have action toys for brains

I'm living proof, it can last a long time, now the girls up
The street are innocent and sweet while their all in bed
They got their makeup and dreams of wonderland

Sprinkled inside their heads soon they will change
But tonight Hollywood hills never seem so strange
Their mothers pray it will last a long time

I wanna roll around like a kid in the snow
I wanna relearn what I already know
Just let me take flight dressed in red
Through the night on a great big sled
I wanna wish you merry Christmas
Ho, ho, ho

Now the boys are all grown up
And there working their fingers to the bone
They go around chasing them girls on the weekend
You know they still can't be alone

I've been raking my brain
With thoughts of peace and love
How on earth did we get so mixed up
I pray to God, it don't last a long time

I wanna roll around like a kid in the snow
I wanna relearn what I already know
Just let me take flight dressed in red
Through the night on a great big sled

I hear the sound of bells
There's something on the roof
I wonder what this night will bring

I wanna roll around like a kid in the snow
I wanna relearn what I already know
Just let me take flight dressed in red
Through the night on a great big sled

I wanna wish you merry Christmas
Can't do that
I wanna wish you merry Christmas
Can't do that



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"A Great Big Sled" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

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  • +2
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. It's synthy and has great lyrics..and not to mention fun. Who wouldn't smile at the sound of Brandon Flowers bursting out a 'ho ho ho'?
    ShotgunXXWeddingon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso much fun, time to make the christmas mix!
    rbf737on December 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha i agree with ShotgunXXWedding
    miserylovedme12on December 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty simple. When Dalton Gang asked why, when Brandon says he "Want to Wish you a Merry Christmas!" and the woman voice says, "can't do that" is because of the politcal stuff that's going around about whether Merry Christmas or Happy freaking Holidays is appropriate. Some don't like Merry Christmas. I do. So....MERRY BELATED CHRISTMAS! It's a wonderful song. So true. He's so dang cute.
    surferswingenon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah... "can't do that" I think is a stab at the ridiculousness of some of the political correctness around these days

    Great song
    musikingon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they do a Christmas song every year around this time. I love this one though...It shows that Flowers still has that little boy mentality. I believe the ending is about how politically incorrect the saying "Merry Christmas" is. It's stupid if you ask me, Christmas is religious. So everyone should be able to say it without being criticized. I also like how he realizes he is wanting peace. He is surprised when he comes to this. heh.
    carrera13on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those Christmas songs that can be listened to year round. In a world of awful, repetitive Christmas songs, this one, as well as "Don't Shoot me Santa" allow me to get through the holiday season.
    abb9999999on March 21, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI reckon it's all about political correctness.

    The lines
    "Just let me take flight dressed in red through the night on a great big sled"
    "I want to wish you 'Merry Christmas' (Can't do that)"
    Make it pretty clear that all the narrator wants to do is express and celebrate a festival, but you can't any more, because it's not deemed 'correct', thus ruining the spirit of Christmas.

    "They've got their makeup and dreams of Wonderland...Soon they will change"
    This is going on about how children grow up so quickly, and don't realise that Christmas and life in general will only get worse. Their parents want them to be able to enjoy Christmas like they do right now forever, and not face the grim reality of life:
    "Their mothers pray it'll last a long time"

    Strangely dark, especially for a Christmas song.
    TheTrueMopon November 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, what a song, i'd love to hear it.......
    coconutbombon December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG! This single isn't gonna be released on CD!
    Damn you Killers, as much as i love you, you aint gonna get a hit charity single if you dont release it!
    coconutbombon December 06, 2006   Link

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