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2012 has been a rollercoaster ride for my family. We've had some good times and some bad times, some good health and some bad health, and said goodbye to some friends who we miss dearly. This song is a bit emo but then again life is emo sometimes. Cliche'd though it is, I guess it's about being thankful for the things in life that make you truly happy and enjoying them while you can. Whatever you believe, we're all only on this planet for a short amount of time, so let's all try to get along and look out for one another, yeah?

I wrote and recorded this song in a day after deciding the previous 'final track' wasn't really suitable for this record. Perhaps it'll see the light of another day....

BONUS POINTS if you can list all the songs I ripped off to make this one. I count at least 5....


Speeding through white covered fields
Til I see appear an angel covered in snow
And that's when I feel it, refilling my soul
Tomorrow I get to spend Christmas at home.

Saying hello to old friends
And watching their children light up at their first Home Alone.
The cold I don't feel it, I'm warmed to the bone
The ice on my heart melts away.

Take me to where there are people I know and who know me
I'm never alone.
So grateful I get to spend Christmas at home.

They say maybe Christmas don't come from a store
And you can't buy a fix for the rot in your core
But the God in the trough and the thorns in the straw,
Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.

Setting one less place for food
reminds me I should be more thankful for strength in my bones
And that's when I get it
Though now I may roam
I'm here until He calls me home

Take me to where there are people I know and who know me
I'm never alone.
I just can't wait to spend Christmas at home.

And that's when I feel it
Reminding my soul
To be thankful I get to spend Christmas at home.


from Merry Christmas (Ya Filthy Animals), released December 19, 2012
Piano, string arrangements and triangle 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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