Happy Christmas, I Suppose

from by Ardie Collins

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We'll start afresh and let it go we were together and alone
Inside a one-track frame of mind that made our thoughtfulness unkind
To every other soul we know, I swear that we were promised snow
The kind that clings to paving stones and makes the sky a smiling glow
By now a change is what we need another way to move and breath
Another town to float around with fresher sights and fresher sounds
So Happy Christmas, I suppose, I hope that you have one of those
And Happy New Year while I'm here, we'll become lost inside a cheer
As all the voices swill around and make a booming joyful sound
Of remembering what they've got and forgetting all that rot

And the creak on the stairs will always sound the same
Knowing he was there but not saying anything
Our limbs are always tighter in the winter
Ready to be thawed out in the spring

And just as change is a good thing so is how we try to sing
A whining bawl made out of words that squack like petulant blackbirds
And all the tunes come reeling out 'round a piano that we found
How is it that a slice of time can hold a place so high
That we are wrapped inside a moment like a movie's closing lines
So Happy Christmas, I suppose, I hope that you have one of those
And Happy New Year while I'm here, we'll become lost inside a cheer
As all the voices swill around and make a booming joyful sound
Of remembering what they've got and forgetting all that rot

And the creak on the stairs will always sound the same
Knowing he was there but not saying anything
Our limbs are always tighter in the winter
Ready to be thawed out in the spring

But for now we say Happy Christmas, I suppose, I hope that you have one of those
And Happy New Year while I'm here, we'll become lost inside a cheer
As all the voices swill around and make a booming joyful sound
Of remembering what they've got and forgetting all that rot

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from Happy Christmas, I Suppose, released December 15, 2012

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Ardie Collins Cardiff, UK

I'm some kind of a songwriter from Cardiff.

In 2011 I released a song a day. In 2014 I released a song a week. I haven't been up to much since.

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