Reason's Greetings everyone! - "White Wine in the Sun" by Tim Minchin

Here's a christmas song I can relate to! Whatever you call it, & however you celebrate it, it's nice to remember that what matters most in life are the people you love. Enjoy the time you have with family & friends in the one life we all know we have, for it may be all we've got. So Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Human Light, Festivus, Yule, the winter solstice, etc. Celebrate & enjoy the season, whatever the reason!

If you really like the song, please support him by purchasing it on iTunes, I already have. Per Tim's FaceBook page, 50% of the proceeds from December sales of the single will go towards Autism research, so that's very cool as well. I HIGHLY recommend everyone check this guy out, he's awesome!

"White Wine in the Sun" by Tim Minchin, Lyrics

I'm looking forward to Christmas
It's sentimental I know
But I just really like it

I am hardly religious
I’d rather break bread with Dawkins than Desmond Tutu
To be honest

And yes I have all of the usual objections to consumerism
To the commercialisation of ancient religions
And the westernisation of a dead Palestinian
Press-ganged into selling Playstations and beer
But I still really like it

I'm looking forward to Christmas
Though I'm not expecting
A visit from Jesus

I'll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun
I'll be seeing my dad
My sisters and brother, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun

I don't go for ancient wisdom
I dont believe just cos ideas are tenacious
That it means they are worthy

I get freaked out by churches
Some of the hymns that they sing have nice chords
Though the lyrics are dodgy

And yes I have all of the usual objections to the miseducation
Of children who in tax exempt institutions are taught to externalise blame
And to feel ashamed and to judge things as plain right or wrong
But I quite like the songs

I really like London
Though Christmas is not quite as white as I’d hoped
It’s kind of European

I'm not expecting great presents
Ye olde combination of socks, jocks and chocolate
Is just fine by me

Cos I’ll be seeing my dad
My brother and sisters, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun
I'll be seeing my dad
My sisters and brother, my gran and my mum
They'll be drinking white wine in the sun

And you my baby girl
My jetlagged infant daughter
You'll be handed round the room
Like a puppy at a primary school

And you’re too young to know
But you will learn one day
That wherever you are and whatever you face
These are the people
Who'll make you feel safe in the world
My sweet blue-eyed girl

And if my baby girl
When you're twenty one or thirty one
And Christmas comes around
And you find yourself 9000 miles from home
You’ll know whatever comes
Your brothers and sisters and me and your mum.
Will be waiting for you in the sun

Whenever you come
Your brothers and sisters
Your aunts and your uncles
Your grandparents, cousins
And me and your mum.
Will be waiting for you in the sun
Drinking white wine in the sun
Waiting for you
Darling when Christmas comes
Drinking white wine in the sun
Waiting for you

I really like Christmas
It’s sentimental I know

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