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Monday
Dec252006

A New Christmas Song


I truly live a double life. Here on my bike bike blog I am Dave Moulton, ex-bicycle framebuilder. In my life outside this blog I am E. David Moulton, writer and songwriter.

It was in this role last Monday I took my guitar to a Songwriters’ Night held every Monday at a local watering hole called The Sunfire Grill. My right hand was still bruised and pretty sore from my recent accident. I had to put some double-sided sticky tape on my guitar pick, just so I could hang on to it.

The reason I put myself through a certain amount of discomfort was because of a Christmas Song Contest being held that night. Having gone to the trouble of writing a new Christmas song, I was not about to pass up the one and only opportunity to be a part of this event.

Some 20 to 25 songwriters regularly attend the Songwriters’ Night; of that number, nine had written a New Christmas Song. This group is a pretty talented bunch and the standard of songwriting was high; I would not have wanted to be a judge that night.

I was delighted and surprized when my song got third place, because it is a little ‘tongue in cheek’ not too serious piece that I was just having fun with. The premise of my song deals with my dismay over all the political correctness controversy that now surrounds Christmas.

I sometimes feel we should scrap all the traditional religious holidays and replace it with one universal event that would offend no one. The song story scenario imagines Jesus getting together with Elvis to create such an event. The title is “The Jesus and Elvis Birthday Bash.” Here are the lyrics:

Jesus met Elvis in December
He said “I’ve a birthday coming soon.”
Elvis said, “I’ve got one two weeks later,
How about we combine the two.”

Jesus said to Elvis, “What a grand Idea,
I could turn some water into wine.”
Elvis said, “I’ll rustle up some corndogs, an’ a cake
Invite a few folks over, have a good time.”

CHORUS

We’ll call it Jesus and Elvis combined birthday bash
A brand new holiday to sweep the nation.
Jesus and Elvis combined birthday bash
It’s a universal celebration.
You don’t have to worry if you’re politically correct
Just reach out for your fellow man and somehow you’ll connect
And we’ll create a peace on Earth, one that’s gonna last,
With the Jesus and Elvis birthday bash

Jesus said, “We’ve got a lot in common, you an’ I
In our own right we are both the King.
Together maybe we’ll unite the people
Stop all this petty bickering

People are getting uptight over Christmas
In places they are banning Christmas trees.
But no one is offended by Elvis
It’s a brand new holiday that’s sure to please.”

CHORUS

We’ll call it Jesus and Elvis combined birthday bash
A brand new holiday to sweep the nation.
Jesus and Elvis combined birthday bash
It’s a universal celebration.
You don’t have to worry if you’re politically correct
Just reach out for your fellow man and somehow you’ll connect
And we’ll create a peace on Earth, one that’s gonna last,
With the Jesus and Elvis birthday bash


So with that I’ll wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and well wishes after my recent accident. My spirits are still high as you can see from my recent posts; this is largely due to you. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling deep inside to know that so many people care.

Reader Comments (1)

I enjoyed the new song. I think it has all the makings of a Christmas classic.
December 25, 2006 | Unregistered Commenter Doug
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