Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!!

Just a quick post to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!! Have a great time, whatever (or whoever) you believe in...


Conspiracies - © Loudon Wainwright III

We don’t believe in ‘You Know Who’,

But we don’t let the kids know it,

We’re parents, we’re grown ups,

There’s a line, we have to toe it.

But we’re part of a conspiracy

About this bearded big fat guy,

Who isn’t real, who never lived,

Who’s old, but doesn’t die.

We went to the department store,

We climbed out on that limb,

Told the kids that it was ‘You Know Who’

We said that bum was him.

Then we placed them on his knee

To me, the knee seemed rather bony

Happily they sat there though

Chatting with that phony.

Told the kids we could provide the proof

The deceit, how I hate it

We put out the milk and cookies

Yes I admit I drank and ate it

Then that fib about the North Pole

As if any elves could live there

We helped to write and send that letter

Knowing full well it went nowhere.

‘You Know Who’ comes down the chimney

How could such a fat man fit?

The whole thing is preposterous

Yet we get children to buy it.

We have no shame, the lies pile up

You’d think at least we’d balk

When we sing of red nosed reindeer

And snowmen who dance and talk.

Well it’s just a harmless story

Of fairy tales and Christmas fun

Not unlike that other theory

The one about God’s son.

Where angels talk to shepherds

Wise men troop after a star,

And a virgin has a baby

Boy, that’s fetched pretty far.

But we adults buy that conspiracy

We toe and swallow that old line

Disappearing milk and cookies

What about that bread and wine?

It’s enough to make you hesitate

It’s enough to give you pause

Perhaps it’s just as crucial

Kids believe in… ‘You Know Who’

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