pavlova

 

The pine needles perfume is hanging in the air

I took a tram to the city square

decorations line the streets

chalk dust underneath my feet

I walked through China Town alone

 

The televisions cheering from the other room

I ran inside to see who bowled who

while the uncles where throwing darts

I got talking to the aunts

I don't know how but I guess they knew

 

Don't cancel christmas this year

I'm saying I need you here

when wish list morning comes

and all the carols have been sung

I know theres things I'd have done

differently they soon become my

new years resolutions

all I feel is dissolution

I want my christmas red and green and with you

don't make it blue

 

Red and white of a candy cane

thoughts roll back that I can't explain

I tied the tinsel to the patio

where I swung you round to and fro

pavlova and paper crowns

there ain't no tinsel now

and they've just called stumps on day two

 

Don't cancel christmas this year

I'm saying I need you here

when wish list morning comes

and all the carols have been sung

I know theres things I'd have done

differently they soon become my

new years resolutions

all I feel is dissolution

I want my christmas red and green and with you

don't make it blue

 

Pavlova and paper Crowns

well there ain't no tinsel now

and the uncles have started singing

“blue, blue, blue suede shoes,

blue, blue, blue suede shoes,

you can do what you want but lay off of my blue suede shoes”

 

Don't cancel christmas this year

I'm saying I need you here

when wish list morning comes

and all the carols have been sung

I know theres things I'd have done

differently they soon become my

new years resolutions

all I feel is dissolution

I want my christmas red and green and with you

don't make it blue