Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sufjan Stevens and I wish you a merry Christmas

Uno, dos, tres, quatro

Tie up your boots
Jump off the ladder
Pack up your clothes
Nothing's the matter
Mistletoe hangs
Up in the bedroom
Your sister's bangs
She cut them herself

Santa is here
Sleighbells are ringing
Twenty-one elves
They are all singing
K-Mart is closed
So is the bakery
Everyone's at home
Watching TV

Santa Claus is coming
Hear the banjo strumming
Santa Claus is coming
Hear the banjo strumming

Chestnuts and fire
Holly and hay
Jesus and Mary
What a great day

Evergreen tree
Covered in snow
Tower of Babel
Tower of glow
There's Aunt Marie
And Uncle Bob
They give us good gifts
Like mittens and socks
Hijack a snow plow
Clear out the streets
Tell all of the neighbors
There's cookies to eat

Off the floor and give a shout
There's a lot to shout about
Santa Claus is coming to town
He's got the greatest gifts around

Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down his sweet head
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay...

-excerpted from Sufjan's song, "Come on, Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance"

1 comment:

Milla said...

Sufjan. So amazing. What randomness you can find in his songs! Thanks for posting...