"Christmas Card" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
Hey still staring little girl,
Are you looking at or past me?
Simple symptoms won't leave you this underweight or red in the eyes.

No more rules, the ones we make don't last the night.
So pick up the pieces.
Start again, start over Tuesday morning.
Conscience clean.

This card, postmarked December 23.
The caption reads:"How does he do it?"
Ms. too bad he treats me like I'm dead.
Nothing works to make this easy.

No more lies.
The ones we live will work just fine.
So pick up the pieces.
Start again, start over Tuesday morning.

Conscience clean, alone.
I hope you figure out what it is you want.

Lyrics submitted by girlypunk

"Christmas Card" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General CommentI agree with "darkestsunshine" in the meaning.
    But I wonder wether the songs "Christmas Card" and "12.23.95" are in relation to each other. I mean look: in the one song a boy sends words in any form to his girl saying goodbye on christmas. the other is the same thing just from a girl's view ... ... ... *click*
    n00dleson March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOk so i've heard this is the girls view of "12.23.95". because i am a music nerd i looked up a calender from 1995. the date 12.23.95 is a Saturday meaning that Christmas was on Monday meaning that Tuesday morning would be when Christmas was over. "start over tuesday morning" could mean that when Christmas is over then can start again? Idk I just had to try and figure out what Tuesday morning meant and it is weird that it seems to fit with "12.23.95". So my theory is that something happens over the Christmas card and the couple either breaks up or gets into a fight and nothing will be ok until after the holiday is over. Because though the 23rd is before Christmas the song "12.23.95" seems to be written as an apology after Christmas. So the fight was on Saturday the 23rd and then the guy leaves "didn't mean to leave you all alone" on Christmas and comes back to say sorry the day after Christmas, Tuesday.
    Let me know if that makes any sense =]
    lovenightandrockon March 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing... Jim gives us the situation of a girl not being loved in return for the love she gives... and the way he takes the lyrics to this and makes the most beautiful song (untitled). Unreal!
    stepsawayon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are amazing. i think it's more about loving in different ways, since it is obvious that he feels for her. the lines "no more lies, the ones we live will work just fine" is just amazing. it sounds like it's the end of a complicated relationship in which nothing makes sense and their trying to seperate from each other, but it's not easy on either one.
    darkestsunshineon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill STARING. not still STRING.
    PunkInLightBlueon March 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJimmy Eat World is an enigma to me. How could they go from writing something like this, so beautiful but so intense, to The Authority Song? What happened to them? I thought bands progressed over time, not fell apart.

    Anyway... this is more than likely my favorite Jimmy song. I wish they didn't seperate the end from it in Singles though. I wonder why they decided to do that.
    plosionon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is awesome i think the reason for their bleed american bit is that like many bands wanted to experiment for example the new blink-182 cd is wat different then their usual stuff
    ramina7on May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti wanna look this up. :)
    willowhazelon July 02, 2012   Link

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