Dan Michaelson - Another Messy Christmas (State 51)
|Dan Michaelson - Another Messy Christmas|
The Christmas songs are coming thick and fast now and this one is a particularly sombre affair but there's a certain forlorn beauty to it that's hard to ignore. 'Another Messy Christmas' opens with a lonely piano melody preparing a bed for Michaelson's croaky, hungover vocal that puts Nick Cave to shame in the grumpy singer stakes. Lyrically, the song takes a look at Christmas from Santa's wife's perspective which, let's face it, is a pretty crappy place to be at Christmas. Beautiful, brief, amusing and with just enough sprinkle of Christmas magic to make it festive. When he sings "I know you're Father Christmas but there's one house that you missed" I don't care who you are, it kinda tugs at the heart strings. So, when you're opening your stockings this year, spare a thought for poor old Mrs Santa.
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