5 thoughts on “Merry F’n Christmas By Chip Taylor

  1. The lyrics:
    Do unto others – as you would have them do unto you
    Merry f’n Christmas
    Behind walls, behind bars, behind scars – reaching out to you
    Merry f’n Christmas

    We’ve been too long on the border line
    not enough love – not enough time

    Lonely children behind an iron door
    Merry f’n Christmas
    Can you feed just one – then you can try one more
    Merry f’n Christmas

    We have been too long in the rise and shine
    with the sparkling Jesus on the border line

    And we’re standin ‘on the edge of time
    there’s not enough love on the borderline

    Got no money – got no job – I got mouths to feed
    Merry f’n Christmas
    People so much in a hurry – they do not even stop to look at me
    Merry Eff’n Christmas

    We’ve been too long in the yours & mine
    just not enough kindness on the borderline

    Do unto others – as you would have them do unto you
    Merry f’n Christmas
    Behind walls, behind bars, behind scars – reaching out to you
    Merry f’n Christmas

    We’ve been too long in the rise and shine
    with the sparkling Jesus
    with the sparkling Jesus
    with the sparkling Jesus ………….. on the borderline

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    1. Yep, it’s what we got. But reality beats denial, eh?

      Anyway, thanks, Martist, I found the angry, reality-driven lyrics:

      End of the year they’re raising my rent
      called in sick my money is spent
      buildings out side all covered in snow
      makin a fire, the heat is on low

      Look out my window there a shopping cart
      attached to it there’s a crying bum
      I need a road dog where’s Santa Clause
      on my last drop I’m eating crumbs

      No gift December 25th
      my bottles empty where’s St. Nicholas
      happy fkn’ year

      Christmas carol’s a whore on the corner
      the Grinch is a friend of every pimp
      take me away for the holiday
      dinner in a strait jacket turkey tray
      the kids who have been beat down with a stick
      you ain’t gotta take it from the family plan
      if ya can’t get help do it all for yourself
      a make-shift kid will be strong in the end

      No gift December 25th
      my bottles empty where’s St. Nicholas
      happy fkn’ year

      soaking up those tears
      comes just once a year
      get someone a gift,
      show someone ya care

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  2. Got three logs in the fire and the heat is on high , Just finished a whole wheat apple pie ! Precious memories are warming the heart , Praise the Lord and let a whiskey fart. Shalom!

    1. “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of moral crisis remain neutral.”
      — Dante Alighieri

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