Christmas Time Is Cruel

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  • Song Title

    Christmas Time Is Cruel

Lyrics

WELL THE LIGHTS ARE UP
IN THE WINDOWS OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD
I HEAR THE CHILDREN SINGING IN THE STREET
I SHOULD BE FEELING GOOD
BUT YOU WALKED IN WHILE WE WERE DANCIN’
AND NOW IT SEEMS I’M OUT OF CHANCES

NOW THERE’S NO FA-LA-LA UNDERNEATH MY TREE
ANOTHER BILLIE HOLIDAY FOR ME
DON’T WANNABE THE ONE STANDIN’ ALL ALONE
UNDER THE MISTLETOE (OH OH OH)
THERE’S ONLY TWO THINGS THAT I’VE BEEN WISHIN’
FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND ALL YOUR KISSIN’
CHRISTMAS TIME IS CRUEL
WITHOUT YOU

TAG1
COME BACK, COME BACK BABY
WON’T YOU COME BACK

YOU WERE GONE AGAIN I WAS FEELIN DOWN
I ALWAYS GET THAT WAY WHENEVER SANTA COMES TO TOWN
GUESS I REALLY MISS YOUR COMPANY
CUS NOTHING RHYMES LIKE YOU AND ME

NOW THERE’S NO FA-LA-LA UNDERNEATH MY TREE
ANOTHER BILLIE HOLIDAY FOR ME
DON’T WANNA BE THE GIRL STANDIN’ ALL ALONE
UNDER THE MISTLETOE (OH OH OH)
THERE’S ONLY TWO THINGS THAT I’VE BEEN WISHIN’
FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND ALL YOUR KISSIN’
CHRISTMAS TIME IS CRUEL
WITHOUT YOU

TAG2
COME BACK, COME BACK BABY
WON’T YOU COME BACK
CHRISTMAS TIME IS CRUEL
COME BACK, COME BACK BABY
WON’T YOU COME BACK

THERE’S ONLY TWO THINGS THAT I’VE BEEN WISHIN’
FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND ALL YOUR KISSIN’

NOW THERE’S NO FA-LA-LA UNDERNEATH MY TREE
ANOTHER BILLIE HOLIDAY FOR ME
DON’T WANNA BE THE ONE STANDIN’ ALL ALONE
UNDER THE MISTLETOE (OH OH OH)
THERE’S ONLY TWO THINGS THAT I’VE BEEN WISHIN’
FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND ALL YOUR KISSIN’
CHRISTMAS TIME IS CRUEL
BABY WITHOUT YOU

TAG OUT
COME BACK, COME BACK BABY
WON’T YOU COME BACK
CHRISTMAS TIME IS CRUEL
COME BACK, COME BACK BABY
WON’T YOU COME BACK
CHRISTMAS TIME IS CRUEL

Liner Notes

Written by Oliver Leiber and Brian Ray
Produced by Brian Ray and Oliver Leiber

Drums and sleigh bells: Oliver Leiber
Electric bass and backing vocals: Paul Bushnell
Upright acoustic bass: John Button
Percussion: Matt Laug
Twelve string acoustic guitar, jingle bells, castanets: Steven Van Zandt
Vocals: Lucrecia López Sanz
Vocals, guitars, backing vocals, piano: Brian Ray
Arrangement: Brian Ray and Steven Van Zandt
String Arrangement by Brian Ray and Brian Carr
Violinists: Real people, but for union purposes, anonymous grin

Recorded by Niko Bolas at Ollywood Studio
Additional Recording: Marc DeSisto, Ollywood Studio
And Geoff Sanoff at Renegade Studios, NYC
   
Mixed by Joe Zook
Mastered by Eric Boulanger
Art direction: David Gorman