Christmas Clown

from by The Rosebuds



Hello there Christmas eve, the stains set on my feet
curled up in my wounds, the snow comes down in flumes
Surely you would know, a light under the snow
a handles frozen fate, a lovers lonely sleigh

And you could see me walking, and I'll never turn around
they said I'm a clown, a Christmas clown

Bags over my shoes, my scarf's in tattered twos
the hum beneath the lights, where I held you Christmas night
A family seated there, I won't what I always fear
my grandma used to say, it's good on Christmas eve

But surprise I'm always talking talking and never listening
you think I'm a flea, a Christmas flea

I could smell the snow, under the slope of my red nose
these new clothes made me a man, but the time carved up my hands
So I strive off in the night, another Christmas won't be right
and when we meet under the lights, just promise to drive on by

Cause I was only stopping by for a little while in your life
oh Christmas tonight, Christmas tonight

So we turned upside down, in the lifeboat we have found
And you tucked away the sails, and I feel back down the stairs

But that was my last Christmas and I'll lay right here on the ground
oh you think I'm a clown, the Christmas clown


from Christmas Tree Island, released November 20, 2012


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