Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rock'n Roll Favorite Festive Themed Song

Each and every year it is the music that gets me in the right mood for Christmas. Though it seems that I'm stressing over Christmas this year and haven't got all my presents together yet but I digress.

The usual suspects like Last Christmas by Wham which I used to love as a teenager but can't stand to listen to nowadays because it's been played over and over again. So today I was listening to the radio in work and heard this song which has been my favorite for the past years or so. You don't usually find it on your average Christmas CD. It rocks and it isn't too cheesy.

If I were asked what my favorite Christmas Rock song was I would have to say there is none but as soon as I hear this song I go ooooh and aaaahhh. Too bad Shane MacGowan left The Pogues and is heavily into alcohol and drugs but he is a brilliant musician.

So here's my favorite festive themed song.

THE POGUES - Fairytale Of New York

It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me, won't see another one
And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
And I turned my face away
And dreamed about you

Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I've got a feeling
This year's for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true

They've got cars
Big as bars
They've got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It's no place for the old

When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me

You were handsome
You were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more
Sinatra was swinging
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on the corner
Then danced through the night

The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing 'Galway Bay'
And the bells were ringing
Out for Christmas day

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Living there almost dead on a drip
In that bed

You scum bag
You maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God
It's our last

I could have been someone
So could anyone
You took my dreams
From me when I first found you
I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you


Not So Perfect said...

Thank you Kat I love this song and forgot all about it. I love the part leading into "they've got cars, big as bars". Oh thank you thank you thank you.

Emily said...

That is a memory flashback. I love this song.

Kat said...

@ Not so perfect- the Irish trad part is my favorite as well. And the girl knows how to hold a tune. Sigh.

@ Emily - totally agree with you

Anonymous said...

I have NEVER heard this song. It's very cool! I like it. Thanks for sharing it.