No travel bags, no shopping malls
No candy canes, no Santa Claus
For as the day of rest draws near
It's just the two of us this year

No silver bells or mistletoe
We'll kiss and watch our TV show

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room

No traffic jams, no ice and storm
Far in the house the fire is warm
No Christmas tree, no great parade
It's just an ordinary day

No parties planned, no place to go
It's just the two of us alone
And in the house we see a light
That comes what we feel inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room
'Til it's Christmas in the room

Oh, I can't see the day when we'll die
But I don't care to think of silence
For now I hear you laughing
The greatest joy is like the sunrise

No gifts to give, they're all right here
Inside our hearts, the glorious cheer
And in the house we seek a light
That comes from what we know inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Like it's Christmas in the room
Like it's Christmas in the room


Lyrics submitted by monkishtroy, edited by Aragorn224, Mellow_Harsher

"Christmas in the Room" as written by Sufjan Stevens

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Christmas in July song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics:

    If I missed my chance, I didn't even try
    I'm not one to regret Christmas in July.
    If my timing is bad, like a fish on a bike,
    Would you let me pretend: Christmas in July?

    I'm not one to admit; I'm not one to fight,
    Maybe I was wrong, or maybe I was right
    Like when I went to school, drinking coffee at night,
    And I did what I did; now I do what I like.

    Open the champagne, party and pensive
    Your mother said it's very expensive
    Do what you want to, don't even ask us
    Paraguay, Boston, Philly, Damascus

    Maybe its the snow, the endless winter nights
    And the winter coat, the one you never liked
    But I'll take the sun and I'll take my kite,
    Christmas on the beach, Christmas in July
    And I love my friends, even if they fight
    Christmas in July, just to keep them quiet
    And I love you too, I love you through the night
    But now that you're away, Christmas isn't right

    Don't take offenses; come to your senses,
    Your confidence is straddling fences

    If I miss my chance, I didn't even try
    I'm not one to regret Christmas in July



    truejay001on August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment10/4 time signature? or am i crazy?
    Regardless, a great song.
    SufjanMyHeroon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes after re-reading my suggestion i have realized that 10/4 is not in fact a reduced fraction, but 5/2 certainly is
    SufjanMyHeroon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "I'll take the sun, and I'll take mt kite."
    Miss Miseryon November 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Miss_Misery, I changed it. Sorry about that :P

    The "guy" thing sort of reminded me of the "take my boy" line from "Man of Metropolis," so I thought it wouldn't be too weird of Sufjan to use it for "Christmas in July."

    But "kite" makes more sense, LOL.
    monkishtroyon November 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love that sort of...upbeat...smooth...jazzy...thing... right before the flourish at the very end. I really, really do, even if I can't tag it right. :)
    Tsuppion January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprobably a bar of 6/4 and a bar of 4/4...it's too hard to follow the beats on 10/4. Also later there is some 6/8 for the chorus.
    la7crosse11on October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as I can tell, it goes:
    5/4 - 8 times
    10/8 - 15 times
    9/8 - 12 times
    11/8 - once
    10/8 - 15 times
    7/8 - once
    9/8 - 11 times
    11/8 - once
    10/8 - 3 times
    9/8 - once
    4/4 - 16 times
    then the last note.

    Sufjan is crazy.
    sixfoottallrabbiton August 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha... oh, sufjan. the crazy, constantly-changing time signatures give me an anxiety attack.
    harloton May 04, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think the lyric is "Maybe it's the snow, the endless winter nights,".
    somecallmebeccaon April 26, 2007   Link

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