"Birthday Card at Christmas" as written by and Ian Anderson....
Got a birthday card at Christmas... it made me think of Jesus Christ.
It said, "I love you" in small letters. I simply had to read it twice.
Wood smoke curled from blackened chimneys. The smell of frost was in the air.
Pole star hovered in the blackness. I looked again... it wasn't there.

People have showered me with presents. While their minds were fixed on other things.
Sleigh bells, bearded red suit uncles. Pointy trees and angel wings.
I am the shadow in your Christmas. I am the corner of your smile.
Perfunctory in celebration. You offer content but no style.

That little baby Jesus... he got a birthday card or three.
Gold trinkets and cheap frankincense. Some penny baubles for his tree.
Have some time off for good behaviour. Forty days, give or take a few.
Hey there, sweet baby Jesus
Let's share a birthday card with you.


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"Birthday Card At Christmas" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General CommentThis is Ian Anderson's favorite Jethro Tull song. It's about his daughter, who's birthday is just a few days before Christmas.
    Deka7X9on October 26, 2016   Link

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