It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you
Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old
When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you


Lyrics submitted by Roxychix507

Fairytale of New York Lyrics as written by Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan Jem Finer

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    great cover.... NUFAN should do more covers.. Martian is another great cover of theirs... do they have neothers? cant think rite now

    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon April 18, 2002   Link
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    Have I not already told you about Turning Japanese?!?

    Squall3600on May 08, 2002   Link
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    OH MY GOD I GOT A PARACHUTE oh yeah i forgot bout dat but you sure thats them? and who is that originaly by newayz... ive been wondering... ponders OH MY GOD ITS A SASQUATCH

    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon May 08, 2002   Link
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    It is by them. The cover was released on Before You Were Punk. It's originally by The Vapors

    Squall3600on May 10, 2002   Link
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    on making friend there is beth by kiss, on leche con carne there is redemption song by bob marley, and also an 80's medely type thing at the end

    punkinsdon May 14, 2002   Link
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    They've also covered "Enjoy The Silence" by Depeche Mode... great song/cover.

    DRaguindinon May 19, 2002   Link
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    i completly forgot about redemption song... duh....

    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon June 03, 2002   Link
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    Love this song... some of it is so random... and it gets in your head sooo easily...

    PalmTree163on July 11, 2002   Link
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    there are some songs you dont cover...this is one of those

    Sir_commenting_slagon July 12, 2002   Link
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    this song just cracks me up. i listen to it and i just laugh. its so pathetic and funny, its very enjoyable entertainment. i always thought it would be funny to do like a musical, and use this song in it and have th epeople like all in love one minute, then like insulting eachother the next...good stuff.

    EndIsForever98on September 08, 2002   Link

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