“HARK!” the herald angels sing, “the boy’s a cherub, let him be”.
And you harmonised more beautifully than they could.
At 8 years old I played the role of Gabriel dressed head to toe,
in white denim though with less optimistic foresight.

Your lips land lightly, like Robin Redbreast’s feet in the snow,
I hold you tightly like your halo’s lined with mistletoe.
Thawing my heart like morning frost, falling under my feet.
Oh silent night, oh lonely week

Merry Christmas
I wish you were here
Merry Christmas
Maybe 5, 10, 15, 20 years.

Kindle a flame in her heart,
kindle a flame.
You’ve got to untie me from these bows,
wrap your arms around me like swaddling clothes.

On the sixteenth day I opened up the window,
found a lump of coal and rammed it down my stupid, greedy throat.
On the seventeenth you came around, my tiny teeth had been ground down,
but then you turned them back to smiles with just one kiss,
now listen to this…


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    General CommentArghhh how are there no comments on this? It's March, and I hate that because I won't have a good excuse to listen to Christmas-themed music for at least 8 more months. But I'll do it anyways =) This song is just so perfect for when you're missing someone, and you know you're not a great person but you just want to be back with them because they make everything better.
    sirjuggleson March 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOnly Los Campesinos could make me listen to Christmas songs in February :) I always felt like this song was just a love song told through Christmas metaphors and similes
    Egerkranson February 14, 2015   Link

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