Fairytale of New York

You took my dreams from me/ When I first found you

Shane MacGowan va néixer el 25 de desembre del 1957. Celebrem els 59 anys del cantant de The Pogues escoltant-ne una cançó de Nadal.


It was Christmas Eve babe
In the drunk tank
An old man said to me,
Won’t see another one

And then he sang a song
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
I turned my face away
And dreamed about you
 
Got on a lucky one
Came in eighteen to one
I’ve got a feeling
This year’s for me and you

So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true
 
They’ve got cars big as bars
They’ve got rivers of gold
But the wind goes right through you
It’s no place for the old

When you first took my hand
On a cold Christmas Eve
You promised me
Broadway was waiting for me
 
You were handsome, you were pretty
Queen of New York City
When the band finished playing
They howled out for more

Sinatra was swinging,
All the drunks they were singing
We kissed on a corner
Then danced through the night
 
The boys of the NYPD choir
Were singing “Galway Bay”
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day
 
You’re a bum, you’re a punk
You’re an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead
On a drip in that bed

You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it’s our last
 
The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing “Galway Bay”
And the bells were ringing out
For Christmas day
 
I could have been someone
Well so could anyone
You took my dreams from me
When I first found you

I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can’t make it all alone
I’ve built my dreams around you
 
The boys of the NYPD choir
Still singing “Galway Bay”
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day

 

Foto: Diana Robinson

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