I love this song, its my favorite contemporary Christmas song.
I also like the U2 cover of this song.
I Believe In Father Christmas — Emerson Lake & Palmer
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’s birth
I remember one christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that christmas tree smell
And their 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
’till I believed in the israelite
And I believed in father christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
’till I woke with a yawn in 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 you get you deserve
Merry Christmas everyone, especially to the people who for one reason or another can’t be home for Christmas. Yours needs to be especially merry.
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This is the first round if you were wondering.
Illustrations from old books.
I loved going to the library and finding old books from the early part of the 20th century and older. I love the way they smell and the the illustrations are so detailed and black and white. Really no gray involved. Antique, a little cute and a little creepy at the same time. People in the olden days believed and thought about some strange things and I think that’s great. They didn’t have the internet or too many things showing them what was “in” at the time so they took the images in their nightmares and daydreams and drew them.
Image from CardCow.com
Gentlemanly hand kisses.
Its so subtle yet so sexy, but also a sign of respect. I’m not saying guys should run around kissing every girl’s hand because it will get you laid. It would lose its novelty and it will no longer be gentlemanly. Like any sign of affection you need to be sure its okay first. Like if you know someone wants to go out with you, when you arrive to pick her up, greet her at the door with a hand kiss. I can’t really image someone not liking a gesture like that, but that’s just me.
Summer night air.
Besides my favorite perfume, I have a favorite smell in nature, and its not a flower. The air on a summer night smells so amazing and I don’t know why. I wish I could bottle it and wear it like a perfume so I can smell it all year long. But maybe that’s why its so special… I can only get it a few months out of the year. I actually like the way all of the seasons smell but summer night air is my favorite, hands down.
Delicate foot tattoos.
The feet are a really cute place to get a tattoo. I don’t mean the ankle, the actual foot. I guess the feet are considered one of the more feminine places to be tattooed, like the lower back. Someday, along with my next 2 tattoos that I have planned out, I want something subtle and delicate on my foot. I’m thinking maybe a spider “hanging” from my ankle.
I’m actually pretty glad this week is over. I’m glad personally because I like having my husband home in the evenings, but I’m also glad for those of you out there that only have a few days or a half week of school or work left until we can all just focus on gifting, decorating, last minute shopping, partying and hanging out with loved ones.
Its been doing the tiny, hard “spitting” snow thing, barely anything yet, just freezing cold! Its well below freezing here. I’m really hoping for a white Christmas (like I do every year!). Maybe because I wrote it here it will come true.
I’ve always loved this song. I went looking for it and found this video on YouTube of David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing it together and its different from the traditional version. Bowie gets creative with it! Its so pretty. Even though they talk for a bit before they start singing its nice because Bowie even has a sexy voice when he’s just talking.
Even though I’m not a Christian I can still appreciate Christmas stuff. Its how I was brought up so its a part of me, not something that will ever go away just because I found a different spiritual path.
Before I was 10 years old I wasn’t really into music too much. I’d listen to the radio just for background noise while I drew pictures or wrote in my diary, but nothing really got my attention. I was riding in the backseat of my parents’ car when a song came on the radio that I had never heard before, and I was awestruck. It was Meatloaf‘s “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”. Not really my favorite song or my favorite singer anymore, but back then it was all I would listen to for a while. I had my cassette recorder on the ready for when it came on the radio at home. That year for Christmas I asked for “Bat Out Of Hell”, and “Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell”. This is the time I also started to like Alanis Morissette, so I also asked for “Jagged Little Pill”. I still like Alanis, and JLP is on my list of most favoritest albums ever.
Fast forward to 1997. I was 12 and caught up in Spice Girl mania. I had to have their stuff for Christmas that year. OH and Chumbawamba. Remember them? Ah, 7th grade. That was a good year.
2000–2002. I was on a big Beatles bent. I dusted off my mom’s old John Lennon and Beatles albums and listened to them everyday after school. That was my after school ritual–listening to the Beatles and playing Mario Kart. The summer of 2000 is when I got into the blues like Muddy Waters and Savoy Brown. On a different tangent I was also listening to the Dixie Chicks and Faith Hill, but that didn’t last very long. Around this time I also came across my parents’ old albums of Led Zeppelin and The Doors. This would be the beginning of my next musical phase.
2002–2005. I was listening to all the classic rock bands that I could, Led Zeppelin being the king of them all. Strangely enough I was the only girl in my school that listened to classic rock and wore old band tee shirts. I was already an outcast, so what the hell. It wasn’t until after I graduated high school that more and more people started wearing tee shirts of Led Zeppelin, The Doors and AC/DC. During this time I was also listening to Tina Turner and thought she was great. I was really deprived of outside musical influences except for the radio and bands that came on TV on SNL and other late night shows–like how I found out about The White Stripes. But now that I look back there wasn’t really too much to choose from if you had odd tastes like me. Rap and R&B wasn’t my thing… yet.
2006–2008. The Dark Ages, or that’s just how I refer to these 2 years of my life. Dark, in the way that I wasn’t paying attention to my musical needs and my creativity cocooned itself up because I was busy being in love, getting married and having a kid– in those ways these 2 years were pretty damn good. But just like with the real Dark Ages, the Renaissance was to follow.
2009. The beginning of this year, we moved into a new place and I got my trust lap top, Sheba ♥. So I had much more free access to great music that was both old and new. I love a big variety, from Lady GaGa to Taylor Swift and Insane Clown Posse to my favorite, System of a Down. I guess since my musical tastes evolved and expanded I can appreciate SOAD a lot more. I only heard 2 of their songs before (Toxicity and Chop Suey!) and a few of their other ones like Cigaro and Lonely Day and I liked them, but I never got a chance to dig for more until this year. One of my friends had The Great Milenko from ICP and I liked almost every song on it, so when I got the chance I looked for more from them.
Those were just the major milestones, this doesn’t cover everything I have to say about music at all. I’ll save that for a later day.
What were you listening to 10 years ago? 5 years ago? How has your musical taste evolved?