Toys at Christmas by Bankrupts

Bankrupts
Spiritual
Christmas Carol
Final Round: 1  
1.8
 

This is a rather straightforward Christmas carol that never had a decent arrangement, but for some reason I had to add these new drums I just got myself for Christmas, and with a french horn and cello suddenly I had something kinda cool and kinda different. I kinda like it!

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After cursing earlier today the grossly premature onset of the festive campaign in the supermarket with my son, the gods demonstrate their sense of humour with a Christmas song. But this one, although liberally sprinkled with cheese lyrically, at least has sinister undertones and an unconventional approach, the vocals probably deliberately having about as much punch as the Methodist’s party.
I’d like to see the amateur choristers around the tree in the square struggling to keep up with this one.
I believe the sentiment is sincere and the composer really does like the season of goodwill, but he doesn’t mind mixing it up with a bit of island percussion and the military hornblower. And the lyrics are a poem which contrives to impose itself on the slightly chaotic reindeer-galloping snowstorm of a bed track, in spite of and within which, a nice melody is to be found.

Merry Christmas Yoko.

Krispy

Lyrics

Toys at Christmas

When you think of the joys at Christmas
do you think of the toys at Christmas?
Do you know the best gifts are given?
They brighten up the world we live in

In the levity of the season
just remember there is a reason
To be selfish is only average
Let your heart exert some leverage
It’s a time for joy, a time to share
a time to show the world you care
Christmas may come just once a year
but you can always use
a little Christmas cheer
Let the holiday spirit flourish
in your heart for it will nourish
all the people who surround you
The results might just astound you

And if hard times fall upon us
let’s sing all the songs of Christmas
Pray the world will soon get better
Don’t sweat not getting that sweater
It’s a time for hope, a time to share
a time to show the world you care
Christmas may come just once a year
but you can always use
a little Christmas cheer

Toys at Christmas
by
Steve Bancroft
@2010