Gregory Pettigrew (etherial) wrote,
Gregory Pettigrew
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Christmas, Christmas Time is Here!

Time for whiskey, wine, and beer!

Coast 93.3 and Oldies 103.3 (I sense a pattern...) have started playing Christmas music. I was lucky in that the first two Christmas songs I heard this year were two of my favourites: TSO's version of Carol of the Bells and Bony M's Mary's Boy Child. I love how Mary's Boy Child is simultaneously 80s synthpop trash and deeply spiritual.


Long time ago in Bethlehem,
So the holy Bible say,
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas day.

"Hark, now hear," the Angels sing,
"A king was born today,
And Man will live for evermore,
Because of Christmas Day".
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas day.

While shepherds watched their flock by night,
They see a bright new shining star.
They hear a choir sing a song,
The music seemed to come from afar.

"Hark, now hear," the Angels sing,
"A king was born today,
And Man will live for evermore,
Because of Christmas Day."

For a moment the world was aglow.
All the bells rang out;
There were tears of joy and laughter.
People shouted, "let ev'ryone know
There is hope for all to find peace!"

(Now Joseph and his wife, Mary,
Came to Bethlehem that night,
They found no place to bear her child,
Not a single room was in sight.)

And then they found a little nook
In a stable all forlorn,
And in a manger cold and dark,
Mary's little boy was born.

"Hark, now hear," the Angels sing,
"A king was born today,
And Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas Day."
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas Day.

For a moment the world was aglow.
All the bells rang out;
There were tears of joy and laughter.
People shouted, "let ev'ryone know
There is hope for all to find peace!"

Oh my Lord!
You sent your son to save us, Oh my Lord,
Your very self you gave us, Oh my Lord,
That sin may not enslave us,
And love may reign once more!

Oh my Lord!
When, in the crib they found him, Oh my Lord,
A golden halo crowned him, Oh my Lord,
They gathered all around him
To see him and adore.

(This day will live forever)
Oh my Lord (So praise the Lord)
They had become to doubt you
Oh my Lord (He is the truth forever)
What did they know about you
Oh my Lord (So praise the Lord)
That they were lost without you
They needed you so bad (His light is shining on us)

Oh my Lord (So praise the Lord)
Bow down in adoration
Oh my Lord (He is the first creation)
There came great jubilation
Oh my Lord (So praise the Lord)
And full of admiration
They realized what they had (until the sun falls from the sky)
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