I Wanna Write a Christmas Song

by Recalculating

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I wanna write a Christmas song
Just like Irving Berlin
Buy ornaments on vacation
Look back as we unpack them

I wanna cut down a live tree
After the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Struggle with a tree farm's cheap old bow saw
And then somehow fit it in the minivan

I wanna rearrange half the living room
Buy another cord for the model train set
Hunt for fuses down in the basement
Toss entire strings when I don't find them

I wanna be trusted not to kill the thing
Make sure water fills the stand
Keep on top of all the needles
Nervously counting down Advent

The first time you acted so self-consciously
It barely rose above an act
You know initially any ritual
At some point has to start from scratch

I wanna hang this on my Christmas song
Be present in the moment
I wanna give a gift of every year
I wanna climb on top of that
I wanna fly above my Christmas song
Always stay in this moment
I wanna give a gift of every year
I wanna climb on top of that

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released November 19, 2018

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Recalculating New York, New York

Recalculating. Scrappy, feisty, indie(ish). Heart-on-sleeve but not sentimental, self-aware but not self-serious, and almost always grammatically correct. Two-thirds are brothers from Astoria, Queens. The other third stays for dinner when possible.

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