The Obligatory Christmas Song

December 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Yes, it’s the time of year when each of us is bombarded with “great” gift ideas in time for the holidays. It’s enough to make you want to leave your television on the curb and hope someone walks off with it.

But for that “love-struck Romeo” (to borrow a phrase from Dire Straits), the last thing he needs is stuff. What he needs is his lover, his baby, his significant other back.

Christmas has often been a mixed bag for me (not sure why). So when I try to write a Christmas song as I’ve done now for several years, I tend to make them a bit melancholy. This one sort of channels Elvis Presley singing “Blue Christmas.” It isn’t likely to reach the same classic status, but a songwriter can dream.

Come Back Home For Christmas

(a cappella) The tree is lit up and the hills are decked in white
But I’m missing you tonight —

Please, baby, please, won’t you come back home for Christmas
It’s not the same without you here
Without you home, it’s hard being alone
Especially this time of year

I’m down on my knees begging please come home for Christmas
Don’t need nothin’ else under the tree
Santa won’t know just where to go
If he can’t find you here with me

I’ve hung mistletoe and asked for lots of snow
It’s a beautiful holiday sight
But Christmas ain’t Christmas without you here with me
So won’t you please come back home tonight

Please, baby, please, won’t you come back home for Christmas
You’re all I asked Santa to bring
If I could see you underneath the tree
Wouldn’t need nothing else ‘cuz I’d already have everything

My heart would soar, wouldn’t need anything more
If you’d please come home for Christmas —
Please come home for Christmas —
Won’t you please come home for Christmas —
Home to me

Please come back home for Christmas — home to me

© 2015 Walt Huntsman (BMI). All rights reserved.

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