Saturday, 18 December 2010

Christmas song

The 3 Minute Theologian is off to see Jethro Tull performing in Canterbury Cathedral tonight. I would love to go but can’t get to the end of the drive thanks to the snow, so I’m consoling myself by cranking up the iPod.

Here’s Jethro Tull’s excellent A Christmas Song which I’m sure they will perform tonight. The lyrics are produced beneath.

Once in Royal David’s City stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby.
You’d do well to remember the things He later said.
When you’re stuffing yourselves at the Christmas parties,
you’ll laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You’re missing the point I’m sure does not need making;
that Christmas spirit is not what you drink.

So how can you laugh when your own mother’s hungry
and how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I messed up your thoughtless pleasures,
remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song.
Hey, Santa: pass us that bottle, will you?

1 comment:

Chris said...

Thanks for that, Phil!

Tull at Canterbury Cathedral? "My God" ;-)