Christmas to the men

from by Paul Bell

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lyrics

Poor Mary, almost due.
In the festive rush hour queue
Waiting for the miles to pass
Sitting on her tired... donkey

This journey's no short hop
Imagine all the toilet stops
Joseph, this is Virgin on the ridiculous...

Miles from home, has Caesar taken leave of his census?
I guess it's as true now as as it was then
You can't leave Christmas to the men

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Parked outside another inn
The time has come for checking in
Mary sends old Joe a look
Seems like he forgot to book

Imagine her frustration
He could have arranged some accommodation
See Mary roll her eyes
“I don’t care if this was prophesied"

They never planned to be... the original stable family
And they couldn't stay with Joseph's folks
You can't leave Christmas to the blokes

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Following a special star
Melchior, Caspar, Balthasar
Heading off on a whim
To find the child and worship him

Their gifts, though valuable
Weren't exactly practical
So when you buy that Christmas treat
"Always include the receipt"

Don't you know... you can't go wrong with a voucher
I thought you said these men were wise
You can't leave Christmas to the guys

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So this song’s for every man
Doing the very best he can
Buying gifts the night before
From the 24 hour convenience store

God rest ye! Merry Gentlemen
Once the washing up’s been done
And Tonight across the world
Let's hear it for the girls

Don't you know, we'd be lost without them
I guess it's as true now as as it was then
You can't leave Christmas to the men

credits

from Merry Christmas​.​.​., released November 25, 2016
Paul Bell: Vocal, piano, acoustic guitar, BVs
Matt Weeks: Upright bass, Glockenspiel, BVs

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Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

"I like that, I like that very much - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2.

Paul is a singer/songwriter based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Introducing, toured the UK with Cafe Nero.

Gigs in Coffee Shops, Churches, Pubs, Festivals.

Four independently released solo albums.
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