Counting Down, #2

From the Living In The Past album (1972)

Jethro Tull,  A Christmas Song.

An important lesson wrapped in a short song.

One more to go.

Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lonely cattle shed
Where a mother held her baby
You’d do well to remember the things he later said

When you’re stuffing yourselves at the Christmas parties
You’ll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump
You’re missing the point I’m sure does not need making
That Christmas spirit is not what you drink

So how can you laugh when your own mother’s hungry
And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I just messed up your thoughtless pleasures
Remember, if you wish, this is just a Christmas song

spoken:
Hey! Santa! Pass us that bottle, will you?

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to Counting Down, #2

  1. Dale says:

    Excellent second choice, Ray!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Counting Down, #2 (Easy Way Out) | Mitigating Chaos

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I’ve never heard this song – another hidden gem from the Ray archives!

    Liked by 1 person

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