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It Ain't Christmas (radio edit)

by Art Terry

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This radio edit version is one minute shorter than the It Ain't Christmas single.

The world deserves a new Christmas song. A song that talks to 2020 which also captures the spirit of the festive season. Art Terry's new Christmas single It Ain't Christmas speaks not only of the moody ups and downs of a post modern holiday experience, but of the ups and downs of a Covid-19 dominated year.

Picture Marvin Gaye trying to carol his way out of a dystopian Dickensian far-right climate disaster via a Zoom call, and you have the Christmas single that the year 2020 created.

Happy holidays. It Ain't Christmas, or is it? Press the play button to find a funky merry way to begin the Christmas holidays.

ALL 2020 PROCEEDS TO EXTINCTION REBELLION

lyrics

IT AIN'T CHRISTMAS lyrics
1 *Why’s it so cold this Christmas, how did we get here? With the police checking the streets, making certain we're not there.

2 *We can only see our families, without the hugging, in zoom rooms that whizz by us, no mistletoe hanging.

1st chorus
But it just ain’t Christmas, if you're stuck on the screen, it ain’t Christmas, if you're not here with me.
if your oven won’t light, if you're now far right

3 My favourite time of Christmas, is the days before, when it is creeping slowly, to December twenty fourth.

4 The streets are always busy, everyone is leaving town, to go and be with loved ones, and to hang around.

2nd chorus
But it just ain’t Christmas, if you're stuck on the screen, it ain’t Christmas, if you're not here with me.
if your oven won’t light, if your now far right

5 I know we don’t agree with, all the politics, each feeling like a turkey, in the argument.

6 I’m hoping that this vaccine, works on our feelings, stopping us from being, horrible and mean.


last chorus

But it just ain’t Christmas,

If you're stuck in the screen,

It just ain’t Christmas,

If you're not here with me.

it ain’t Christmas

If your oven won’t light,

It ain’t Christmas

If you're now far right


It ain’t Christmas

When the oil leaks

It ain’t Christmas

Into our sinks

It ain’t Christmas

If the waters rise

It ain’t Christmas

If all the animals die

It ain’t Christmas

If ya just don’t care

It ain’t Christmas

What’s going on every where

It ain’t Christmas

If the fish can’t breathe

It ain’t Christmas

If the water stinks

It ain’t Christmas

If the birds can’t sing

It ain’t Christmas

If the soil sinks

It ain’t Christmas

If the raindeer dies

It ain’t Christmas

If you can’t see the sky

It ain’t Christmas

If we’re feeling sick

It ain’t Christmas

If we always forget

It just ain’t Christmas

credits

released December 16, 2020
Art Terry - vocals, piano
Raphael Mann - vocals, tuned percussion, drums, bass, keyboards & sleigh bells
Maree Choi - vocals
Helena Smith - vocals

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Art Terry & The Black Bohemians London, UK

Art Terry is a singer-songwriter and musician from Los Angeles. HIs songs explore sexuality, black politics and religion, through a lyrical fusion of psychedelic folk music and orchestrated funk. A singer and pianist, Art underpins deeply personal lyrics with dense melodic textures. ... more

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