I wish you happy Christmas, I do dear, I do
I wish for you the stars baby and I wish for you the moon-you can sit and you can drink your champagne
with your gibbering goon.
I hope he's being good to you-I do dear, I do

May no ill wind blow you way-whispered you will keep sake up there in there litter babe, with your
ivory and ape(?)
things down here are fragmented, frankly they've(?)
exploded all over the room. I think everything's a little off center babe, I do dear, I do

You said that to love me you must set me free, ah,
That may all be very well. Still I miss you baby more than words can really tell. Sometimes I cannot sleep, the greatness of my hate for you. Sometimes I cannot sleep- for I miss you. May your day be as bright as the Ivories(?). The girl that I once knew. May your sun be a happy yellow and your sky be baby blue. I miss your manic streches and your howling at the moon, ten steps behind me, with your dust pan and broom.

I hope you wish for me all the things I wish for you. Health hope and happiness, the sun and the moon.
Say hello to the one who really don't have a clue.
I'll be calling you soon, I think I love you, I do dear, I do



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    General CommentGoood effort at getting the lyrics right - every other site I've come across has got them all wrong.

    Here are some corrections:

    "I wish for you the stars baby" is "I wish for you the stars, babe." (I think ...)

    "May no ill wind blow you way-whispered you will keep sake up there" is:

    "May no ill wind blow your way
    whispered you will keep safe
    up there in your leather babe
    with your ivory and apes"

    (As a side note, Nick re-used the "ivory and apes" line in another song/Boatman's Call Outtake titled Still Your Face Comes Shining Through.)

    I think your "things down here are fragmented, frankly they've exploded all over the rooom" lyric is spot on, which is wonderful, because I couldn't really understand the slurred "franlly they've" line until I read this while listening to the song. So, thanks.

    "May your day be as bright as the Ivories(?). The girl that I once knew." is:

    "May your day be as bright as the eyes
    of the girl that I once knew"

    I miss your manic scratches/scratchings?

    Everything else is correct, from what I can tell. It's a pity that the song cuts off after about 5 minutes. I've heard that the original is about 7 minutes long, but have not been able to find it anywhere (or the rest of the lyrics) ...

    Anyway, here's the whole song with corrections:

    I wish you happy Christmas,
    I do dear, I do
    I wish for you the stars, babe
    and I wish for you the moon

    You can sit and you can drink your champagne
    with your gibbering goon
    I hope he's being good to you
    I do ,dear, I do

    May no ill wind blow your way
    whispered you will keep safe
    up there in your leather, babe
    with your ivory and apes

    Things down here are fragmented, frankly,
    they've exploded all over the room.
    I think everything's a little off-centre, babe,
    I do, dear, I do.

    You said that to love me you must set me free, ah,
    That may all be very well
    Still I miss you, baby
    more than words can really tell.

    Sometimes I cannot sleep
    the greatness of my hate for you
    Sometimes I cannot sleep
    for I miss you

    May your day be as bright as the eyes
    of the girl that I once knew.
    May your sun be happy yellow,
    and your sky be baby blue.

    I miss your manic scratches/scratchings(?)
    and your howling at the moon.
    Ten steps behind me,
    with your dust pan and your broom.

    I hope you wish for me
    all the things I wish for you -
    health, hope and happiness,
    the sun and the moon.
    Say hello to the one
    who really don't have a clue.
    I'll be calling you soon,
    I think I love you,
    I do, dear, I do.
    the_boatmanon October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry - actually, I think you were right about the 'litter' lyric. I checked Still Your Face Comes Shiing Through in the Complete Lyrics book, and the last two lines of the first verse are as follows:

    You up in your litter
    With your ivory and apes
    the_boatmanon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about a man who broke up with a woman, and she's with another dude, but he's wishing her the best
    obviously in the festive season, i think thats a trigger for this song - as in that season you wish to be with your loved ones
    he hates her for them not being together, but he still loves her and he is caught between the two feelings

    "i miss your manic scratching, and your howling at the moon" best lyric,, can't seem to get over it
    cintaon November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first incountered this song it seemed to me that A guy was showing his love for a girl who he has broken up with. I thought it was quaint and beautiful. Since then, the words have became more personal. Relationships terminate but this song moving on or moving through . I absolutely adore this songs integrity and unedited quality.
    Guarimnon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMay no ill wind blow your way
    wish that you will keep safe
    up there in your litter, babe
    with your ivory and apes



    This is a song about lost love. A woman who ran back to high society with a new man and as her old lover he secretly knows its killing her too.
    Daelonon March 29, 2012   Link

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