Jethro Tull - Birthday Card At Christmas Lyrics




Got a birthday card at Christmas... it made me think of Jesus Christ.
It said, "I love you" in small letters. I simply had to read it twice.
Wood smoke curled from blackened chimneys. The smell of frost was in the air.
Pole star hovered in the blackness. I looked again... it wasn't there.

People have showered me with presents. While their minds were fixed on other things.
Sleigh bells, bearded red suit uncles. Pointy trees and angel wings.
I am the shadow in your Christmas. I am the corner of your smile.
Perfunctory in celebration. You offer content but no style.

That little baby Jesus... he got a birthday card or three.
Gold trinkets and cheap frankincense. Some penny baubles for his tree.
Have some time off for good behaviour. Forty days, give or take a few.
Hey there, sweet baby Jesus... Let's share a birthday card with you.





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  1. David Maholchic

    Just getting into this January 2020 love love love the Tull

  2. Nebo D

    The cover is so inviting ...you wish you were there for Christmas....grand illusion of good old days....music imbeded in an old English folk and traditional music...a comforting listen...

  3. Φωφη Παπαδοπουλου

    The best way ever you could wish Merry Christmas !

  4. Putrid Abomination

    Beautiful

  5. mobrules29

    One of the finest Christmas albums of any genre.

  6. Sophie K

    I play the flute and just...wow. My family will listen to this forever this Christmas!

  7. Harry Bonnett

    My opinion the best Christmas album I have ever listed to the great Jethro Tull merry Christmas to y all

  8. joe mer

    echo sound of early tull

  9. Unity&Diversity

    "A gift of roses" from "Dot com" should have been on this album!

  10. alik ivasiv

    Wonderful song

  11. Pascal Guex

    Avec Ian et sa bande c’est tout les jours Noël merci les gars 😉

  12. Michelle Howard

    This is avail on Amazon for download, its great!🖤

  13. R.J. Bass

    STILL MY GO TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC EVERY YEAR. IT'S GOT IT ALL!! GOOD SHOW JETHRO TULL. BIG FAN FOR MANY YEARS.

    Mike Stempo

    R.J. Bass I heard a sample by JT at a summer concert 2003 before release. I was not very hopeful. Turns out this is one of the freshest collections of Christmas songs in some time. I play it every year as I'm tasked to put lights on the tree since it came out for Christmas 2003.

    RandyPantheGoatBoy

    Sir, please turn down your radio.

  14. robert wooley

    perfect album to fall to sleep by...... all year long