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12 December 2005

Monday Lyrics Blogging

In the interest of trying to squeeze all my favourite Christmas songs in before the holiday, I'm posting three songs today. The first is a Lennon classic. The second two are a little more traditional, but have additional verses by Pedro the Lion's David Bazan.

Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The road is so long
And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so happy Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

War is over if you want it
War is over now

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional and David Bazan

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

And after Thanksgiving, our folks unpacked the manger scene
With Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and three kings on bended knee
But left the manger empty til we slept on Christmas Eve
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

And now my wife and children dream of gifts beneath the tree
While I place in the manger baby Jesus figurine
Sipping Christmas whiskey wondering if I still believe
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Silent Night - Josef Mohr, Franz X. Gruber and David Bazan

If good will to men and peace on the Earth
Are how angels announced our Savior's birth
Then isn't it strange
How many we have beaten and maimed
And how many more
We have hunted and tortured and killed
In this baby's name

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Comments on "Monday Lyrics Blogging"

 

Anonymous Gwen Stefani said ... (12/12/2005 11:14:00 PM) : 

WASPJERKY CAN BAKE!! Dude rock on with those cookies man.

I'd love to hear David's tunes. I bet God Rest Ye. . is good. His voice all mellowed out. all depressing and shit.

I forgot to give you your movies back to by the way. sorry.

 

Anonymous zalm said ... (12/13/2005 02:28:00 AM) : 

I've heard Bazan sing God Rest Ye. :-P

Seriously though, Happy Christmas? Really? I mean, I know it's a big week for Mr. Lennon and all, but am I the only one who finds that song to be mercilessly cheesy? Whose decision was it to have a children's choir sing the line about hoping next year is a good one "without any fear"?!? It's manipulative and, frankly, it creeps me out.

 

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