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I Believe in Father Christmas

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"Hallelujah!  Noel!  Be it heaven or hell, the Christmas we get we deserve."

This is one of my favorite "Christmas songs", but it's very rarely played because of it's negative elements.  It's a great message, if only you would listen and think about it.  This is Greg Lake (best known as the guitarist/bassist/singer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer) singing I Believe in Father Christmas, his protest of the commercialisation of Christmas.  The instrumental melody between verses comes from the "Troika" portion of Sergei Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kijé Suite written for a 1934 Soviet film, Poruchik Kizhe.

 

I Believe in Father Christmas
Music by Greg Lake
Lyrics by Peter Sinfield

They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin birth.

I remember one Christmas morning
A winter's light and the distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell
And eyes full of tinsel and fire.

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
'til I believed in the Israelite.

And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes
And I woke with a yawn at the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise.

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish, pain, and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear.

They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah! Noel! Be it heaven or hell
The Christmas we get we deserve.

 


User Comments:
timothy tatro - Jan 11, 2018 01:47:29 — you should post glen beck's comments on this greatest of christmas songs. he said it was atheistic. He blasted it for 5 minutes.He's a real ass. Expose the FOOL.

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