Warum ich Weihnachten liebe

Dezember 19th, 2009

I really like Christmas
It’s sentimental I know
But I just really like it

I am hardly religious
I’d rather break bread with Dawkins than Desmond Tutu
To be honest

And yes I have all of the usual objections to consumerism
The commercialisation of ancient an religion
And the westernisation of a dead Palestinian
Press-ganged into selling Playstations and beer
But I still really like it

I’m looking forward to Christmas
Though I’m not expecting
A visit from Jesus

I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun
I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun

I don’t go in for ancient wisdom
I dont believe just cos ideas are tenacious
It means that they’re worthy

I get freaked out churches
Some of the hymns that they sing have nice chords
Though the lyrics are spooky

And yes I have all of the usual objections to miseducation
Of children who in tax exempt institutions are taught to externalise blame
And to feel ashamed and to judge things as plain right or wrong
But I quite like the songs

I’m not expecting big presents
Ye olde combination of socks, jocks and chocolate
Is just fine by me

Cos I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun
I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They’ll be drinking white wine in the sun

And you my baby girl
My jetlagged infant daughter
You’ll be handed round the room
Like a puppy at a primary school

And you won’t understand
But you will learn some day
That wherever you are and whatever you face
These are the people
Who’ll make you feel safe in the world
My sweet blue-eyed girl

And if my baby girl
When you’re twenty one or thirty one
And Christmas comes around
And you find yourself 9000 miles from home

You’ll know whatever comes
Your brothers and sisters and me and your mum.
Will be waiting for you in the sun

Whenever you come
Your brothers and sisters
Your aunts and your uncles
Your grandparents, cousins
And me and your mum.
Will be waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Darling, when Christmas comes
Waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Waiting for you in the sun
Waiting for you
Waiting

I really like Christmas
It’s sentimental I know

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2 Responses to “Warum ich Weihnachten liebe”

  1. Alexander Ebel Says:

    Ganz wunderbarer Song (ernst gemeint!). Danke für den Hinweis, den ich etwas verspätet wahrgenommen habe.

  2. sapere Says:

    Danke 🙂

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