All I Want For Christmas Is Zoo

from by Peanut Turner

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A few years back (maybe more than a few...), I saw the John Favreau movie 'Elf' starring Will Ferrel. I developed what you might call a slight crush on its female star, a blonde-dyed then-unknown with a voice to die for by the name of Zooey Deschanel. Not being able to get her out of my head and without any way to get in touch with her, I decided to write her a song. And the obsession began....


I don't want a lot for Christmas,
there is just one girl I need
I don't care about the presents
Xbox, PlayStation or Wii
I don't need a brand new Bentley
Tricked out rims, yeah outta sight
I just want to hear her gently
singing me to sleep at night

I just want her here with me
What a happy elf I'd be
Pray my wish comes true
All I want for Christmas is Zoo.

I won't ask for much this Christmas
I don't even wish for peace
Good will to all men is wishful
thinking, too much elbow grease.
I just want to be her "Yes Man"
Help her bring "The Good Girl" out
I've heard tell that 'she's got issues'
and I'd like to help her out

Cuz I just want her here with me
Singin to me so sweetly
I'll sing this one for you
All I want for Christmas is Zoo.

Since 'All The Stars Were Pretty Babies' I've been flawed
And nowadays I hear her singin with Matt Ward
But when it's 'Him and She'
I wish that him was me
Cuz I really wanna hold'er but my bonnie lies over the ocean so far away from me

I don't want a lot for Christmas,
This is all I'm hoping for
I just want to see my Zooey
Carol singing at my door
I would chance to ask her in
And then "The Good Life" could begin
Pray my wish comes true
All I want for Christmas is Zoo.


from Merry Christmas (Ya Filthy Animals), released December 19, 2012
Adapted from a song originally performed by Mariah Carey.
Sample courtesy of Buddy The Elf.

Acoustic guitar, mandolin, brushes, upright bass, organ and tambourine by Peanut

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Peanut Turner



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My name's Peanut and I live in Cardiff, Wales. I like to write, perform and record music of a variety of styles. I'll be posting some of it here for your enjoyment/derision.

Some other bands/artists I really like are Ben Folds Five, Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, Arcade Fire, Ryan Adams, Thrice, Counting Crows, Mute Math, U2, Switchfoot, Coldplay, Elliott Smith, ELO, Death Cab, Foo Fighters etc...
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