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If There Ever Was A Christmas

by Dan Bryk Family and Friends

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Dan Bryk Family and Friends present

A Christmas Carol by Bill Monahan

Chorus:
Henry Bryk-McGinn
Pema Carless
Seraphina Carless
Tim King
Isaac King
Erin McGinn
Kim Ware
Chris Warren

Special Guest: David Celia
Bass: Maury Lafoy
Banjo: Tim King
Dan Bryk sings and plays the Optigan

Photo by Renee Fisher, courtesy of Unsplash.com

lyrics

VERSE:
They say a hundred years ago on a frosty Christmas day
On both sides of the battlefield they put their guns away
And when the guns were silenced they crossed the bloodied snow
And they took tea with the enemy or so the story goes

And now a century down the road the refugees take flight
And choruses of hate and fear pursue them through the night
I dream of sugar plums and peace and goodwill between men
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again

CHORUS:
If there ever was a Christmas when the whole world was at peace
If for just one single moment the pain and sadness ceased
If we ever knew the difference between saintliness and sin
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again

VERSE:
Now honour is an antique word and love is a cliché
The poor and ill among us become vulnerable prey
TV terror makes us look askance at every man
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?

CHORUS:
If there ever was a Christmas when the whole world was at peace
If for just one single moment all the endless killing ceased
If we ever knew the difference between saintliness and sin
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?
(Tacet) If there ever was a Christmas, let's bring it back again?

BRIDGE:
All nations’ wealth and power feeds the faceless corporate beast
And we have to choose our leaders from the ones who lie the least
The poor man bears the burden while the rich man hoards the gains
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again
If there ever was a Christmas, let’s bring it

CHORUS:
If there ever was a Christmas when the whole world was at peace
If for just one single moment the hypocrisy could cease
If we ever knew the difference between saintliness and sin
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?
(Tacet) If there ever was a Christmas, let's bring it back again?

VERSE:
I hear the songs of joy and peace and wonder when it was
That the innocent among us still believed in Santa Claus
And heavenly hosts of angels that shone down their light on man
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again


CHORUS:
If there ever was a Christmas when the whole world was at peace
If for just one single moment all the endless killing ceased
If we ever knew the difference between saintliness and sin
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?
If there ever was a Christmas, can we bring it back again?

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released December 24, 2020
Bashed together at Flabby Road the week before Christmas 2020

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