Miles Davis – Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)

Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)

Verse 1

Merry Christmas
I hope you have a white one, but for me, it's blue
Blue Christmas, that's the way you see it when you're feeling blue
Blue Xmas, when you're blue at Christmastime you see right through
All the waste, all the sham, all the haste
And plain old bad taste

Verse 2

Sidewalk Santy Clauses are much, much, much too thin
They're wearing fancy rented costumes, false beards and big fat phony grins
And nearly everybody's standing round holding out their empty hand or tin cup
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimmе, gimme, gimme, gimme
Fill my stocking up
All thе way up
It's a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy
Blue Christmas, all the paper, tinsel and the fal-de-ral
Blue Xmas, people trading gifts that matter not at all
What I call, fal-de-ral
Bitter gall, fal-de-ral

Instrumental Break

Verse 3

Lots of hungry, homeless children in your own backyards
While you're very, very busy addressing
Twenty zillion Christmas cards
Now, Yuletide is the season to receive and oh, to give and ah, to share
But all you December do-gooders rush around and rant and rave and loudly blare
Merry Christmas
I hope yours is a bright one, but for me, it's blue

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