Maybe I'm being too literal but often times when listening to classic Christmas music, I take a moment and think to myself... WTF? Some of the lyrics, while they make perfect sense for the flow of a song, literally make no sense to me, rationally. See below.
"A child, a child, shivers in the cold.
Let us bring him silver and gold."
Or this nugget...
"He sees you when you're sleeping.
He knows when you're awake."
"What a laugh it would have been.
If daddy had only seen,
momma kissin' Santa Claus last night!"
The other day though a dear blogger pal of mine Lora posted on facebook how the Jackson 5 version of this song always makes her really uncomfortable and nervous. She imagines what might happen to momma if Joe Jackson actually caught her kissing Santa. I couldn't help but laugh but now I think twice about the song every time I hear it. Thanks Lora!!!
"We won't leave until we get some.
We won't leave until we get some..."
"There'll be scary ghost storys,
and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago."
"In the meadow we can build a snowman,
then pretend that he is Parson Brown.
He'll Say: Are you Married?
We'll say: No Man, but you can do the job while
you're in town.
Later on we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire,
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
walking in a winter wonderland..."
So there you go... crazy people building snowman, ghost stories, freezing babies and carolers with demands. It's nothing like the Christmas season right?
What is your FAVORITE carol? And does it have a strange lyric? Mine is "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "Little Drummer Boy" they both slay me with welled up eyes EVERY. TIME. I hear them. Merry Holidays & Happy New Year!!!