Sunday, December 25, 2005

So, Happy Christmas. I love you baby.

My favorite Christmas song ever always. It's sweet and pathetic and pretty. Perfect. Plus, I always love dueling vocalists.

Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues

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 ten 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 he 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

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

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

The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas Day

np - Scourge of the Sea - "Smitten Kitten"

4 comments:

Le Lion said...

1. i too love love love that song. i has the power to make me cry and grin at the same time.

2. glad to see that the Shout Out Louds are playin' on yer iPod. i love those kids.

3. Supergrass is superawesome. ill see if i can hook you up with some tickets for that Nville show if you still wanna go. lemme know.

samantha fay said...

i love the shout out louds. sometimes i cannot make myself stop listening to that album over and over.

thanks for the offering of Supergrass tickets. i already bought some though. the thought of it selling out was making me nervous. but thanks! you're the superawesomeest.

Matt said...

Hey Samantha!

Thanks for the tip about Melody Function ;) I was planning on going, but now I'll definetely be there!

Thanks again!

-Matt

larii said...

What does NYPD mean?