That moment when the first few flakes start falling
Is the moment before I burst into tears
Cause snow in the air means Christmas shopping
And the thought of it all just stresses me out
Who-oh-oh it's me
Who-oh-oh it's me

Would she kinda like this canary yellow?
Or does she already own way too many scarves?
I could get her a backpack and something to carry
But this is way too much pressure, it's breaking my heart
Who-oh-oh it's me
Who-oh-oh it's me

I'm ready to wrap that perfect Christmas gift
But I haven't found it yet
Cause I don't have a clue what to get you
So I'll give you my heart
I wander around the store again and again
But all I do is shrug
Cause I don't have a clue what to get you
And I'm ready to say "Bah humbug"!
Bah-bah-bah-bah-bah humbug
Bah-bah-bah-bah-bah

I could get her a gift card to Olive Garden
But what if Red Lobster is way more her thing?
I don't even know
Well how 'bout a bike that you could rail-e?
But how 'bout I jump out the window? (window [x4])
Yeah how 'bout I jump out the window? (window [x4])
Sing joy to the world face down in the snow!

I'm ready to wrap that perfect Christmas gift
But I haven't found it yet
Cause I don't have a clue what to get you
So I'll give you my heart, I hope it'll do
I wander around the store again and again
But all I do is shrug
Cause I don't have a clue what to get you
I'm ready to say

I'll wrap myself in paper and sit under the tree
Cause the best gift I can give you is this heart inside of me!

I'm ready to wrap that perfect Christmas gift
But I haven't found it yet
Cause I don't have a clue what to get you (here's my heart)
So I'll give you my heart, I hope it'll do
I wander around the store again and again
But all I do is shrug
Cause I don't have a clue what to get you
And I'm bout ready to say "Bah humbug!"

Sorry for the hand towels!
Bah humbug!
Sorry for the Yankee candles!
Bah humbug!
Sorry for all this useless junk!
The best gift I have to give
Is my love




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    General CommentReleasing the track as a free download, Owl City serves up the cheery jingle, “Humbug.” Filled with feel-good vibes and a desire to kick the holiday season off right, the lyrics are about when everything starts to go wrong … at least as far as gifts are concerned. With simple lines like “I wander around the store again and again/But all I do is shrug,” it’s enough to ramp up that gift anxiety in listeners, but the song’s main message remains true: when all else fails, you can always give your heart.
    amirbeon December 04, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThe only thing better than hearing your favorite artists cover your favorite Christmas songs is when they decide to get their creativity spinning and write a holiday song that’s entirely original. Not only do you get brand new music, but there’s also the potential that the song turns into a new classic, too. Owl City is the latest to cook up something original, and it’s about a topic that anyone can relate with.
    amirbeon December 04, 2016   Link

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