When Christmas Fades Away

from by Peanut Turner

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This is a song about the feeling, as inevitable as the feeling described in "The Christmas Shakes", which occurs every year around December 27th. The feeling of coming down. The feeling that, no matter how good your Christmas was, you are now at the longest period of time in the year before more Christmas Shakes.

Sometimes I can get quite downhearted and be afraid of the future, afraid of what the next year might bring. It's important, however, to man up and turn your sails into the winds of tomorrow, like some kind of 'life pirate', and remember that with God's help all things are possible.

Happy New Year everybody, and here's to Christmases past, and future.


They're turning off the lights all over town
Pulling all the decorations down
They put a stop to pop-up shops, a wrapping paper sale
When Christmas fades away.

Carols disappear from radio
Loved ones pack their suitcases and go
And all the unique snowflakes turn to hail then sleet then rain,
When Christmas fades away.

Oh Lord, draw near,
I don't think I can take another year;
Oh Lord, come down,
Cause I'd give anything to feel like this the whole year round.

The tanenbaum is smelling pretty ripe
As needles tingle up the hoover pipe
And candles that have burned so bright now flicker and go grey
When Christmas fades away.

And when all is said and done it's just another holiday
When Christmas fades away.

January's colder than a chill
And February's melancholy, still.
And March leads into April, getting older come what May
When Christmas fades away.

And when all is said and done it's just another holiday
When Christmas fades away.


from Merry Christmas (Ya Filthy Animals), released December 19, 2012
Sample by Slade
Acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar, brushes, organ, bass guitar, tambourine.



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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.

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