[Unwritten Law]
Remember when, I was ten,
Lookin forward to Christmas again,
Everything, I enjoy,
Like the family Christmas tree and the toys,
And I?d wake up early morning
While mom and dad still snored in bed,
So I crept, down the steps,
Couldn't wait to see what Santa had left now

[Chorus]
I could not wait for Christmas day,
Wait for Christmas day now

[Unwritten Law]
Don't want to wait, gettin late,
March up stairs to give my parents a shake,
Get out of bed, sleepy heads,
Christmas doesn't start till you are awake,
As we gather around the tree
I open everything they gave to me,
So I stay, end up late,
Why can't it be Christmas everyday now

[Chorus]
I could not wait for Christmas day,
Wait for Christmas day now,
But I, but I, will have to wait for Christmas,
I will hafta wait for Christmas,
I will always wait for Christmas day

[Sum 41]
Now wake up Christmas morning, guess what I saw,
It's Unwritten Law and Sum 41 rock it raw,
With the message for kids sayin they should be nice
Not naughty 'cause, Santa knows karate, he's on the cross Vader,
Hip hop hoorayder , got wade on the beats,
Like AC Slater, if you good like Wally,
Or bad like the Beev, only Santa know the score
Come Christmas eve

[Chorus]
But I, but I will have to wait for Christmas,
I will have to wait for Christmas,
I will always wait for Christmas
Day now yeah, I could not wait for Christmas day.


Lyrics submitted by Phyxius

Unwritten Christmas Lyrics as written by Pat Kim David Backsh

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    I typed this from listening to it, and I didnt even want to attempt to try Sum 41's part (which ruins the whole song, if you ask me...) so there might be some errors. Like, I'm not sure about the "march upstairs to give my parents a shake" and "I'd grab down the steps" doesnt make any sense, but I couldnt figure it out.

    Phyxiuson May 20, 2002   Link
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    i think parents is supposed to be "presents"... kids don't normally shake their parents. :D

    swissarmyloveofairon May 23, 2002   Link
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    lol...I was thinking that he was trying to wake up his parents...it fits with the next two lines, anyway. "dont wanna wait, gettin late" a lot of parents make their kids wait until they wake up before they open their presents. i dont know, though, you could be right

    Phyxiuson May 23, 2002   Link
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    yeah, i thought it was give my parents a shake to, meaning wake 'em up not literally shake them! and that sum41 bit ruined my unwritten christmas!!!

    surfy_chicon July 25, 2002   Link
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    by the way i think it's 'so i crept down the steps' i just listened to it and i'm pretty sure it's parents not presents but hey, i might be wrong.

    surfy_chicon July 25, 2002   Link
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    what is this song off of..?

    ive never heard it before

    sepronon September 25, 2002   Link
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    go to the site and download it and i'm surfy_chic... i just had to re register cos this thing is fu**ed

    surf_chicon October 19, 2002   Link
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    the sum 41 part at the end is:

    Wake up christmas morning and guess what i saw I saw Unwritten Law and Sum 41 rockin' raw With a message for the kids saying they should be nice Not naughty, ya 'cause santa knows karati He's on the cross fader Hip-hop parader Got Wade on the beats like AC Slater If you're good like wally Or bad like The Beev Only Santa knows the score come Chsitmas Eve

    and i agree with you all... the UL part is way better

    JustAStupidKidon March 06, 2003   Link
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    its about wakin up tof rchristmas as an excited kid very cute song the sum41 part makes it rock a bit more.. i like there added part...either way with out the sum41 part or with it, it sounds mad

    punk_tinkerbelon March 14, 2003   Link
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    cool song! The best christmas song ever

    Rocklovinggirlon April 04, 2003   Link

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