Advent​(​ure)

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Written for my first album and recorded here in the ludicrous session on 14th December 2008. Lyrics are a description of the contents of a Thomas the Tank Engine Advent Calendar.

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With twenty four to Christmas I opened window one
Little could I have guessed the journey I'd begun
The plethora of printed gifts this advent brought to me
A one-a-day of wonder, a festive one-two-three...

A snowman waving merrily, a carrot for his nose
A penguin in the snow who's frozen right down to his toes
A little bit of holly, two leaves to call a sprig
A single unique snowflake, but blown up really big

A sock hung from a bended nail awaiting Santa time
A pair of golden ding dong bells aching for to chime
A giant sack of presents wrapped and ready for the sleigh
A rum soaked, fun soaked Christmas pud ready to flambe

A classic yanky candy cane circled with a bow
Santa popping up from leaving presents down below
A reindeer's nose a-poking round to see what he can see
A cracker having cracked away, oh save the hat for me

A happy looking reindeer's head and standing next to that
A cuddly little teddy bear who's stolen Santa's hat
Then present one and present two and coming very quick
A cheeky mouse who's carrying a lantern on a stick

A wreath of green to hang upon the door into my home
The ice house of an innuit, a tube stuck to a dome
A snowman swiftly sledding down, let's hope that he can stop
A fresh fir tree all tinsel wrapped, a star right at the top

Now someone's put the Christmas cake upon the sled to ride
A pair of not-quite-empty boots, a robin hides inside
A pair of mismatched candles that will light you to your door
A yule log crowned with holly, and that makes twenty four

And then the greatest bounty that a calender can bring
Sod the lords a-leaping and your umpteen golden rings
There's a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate
And a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate
And a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate
And a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate
And a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate
And a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate and a chocolate
And we're there!
Merry Christmas!

credits

from The Album of Christmases Past, track released December 25, 2008
Music by Robert Wells and Max A Rush. Lyrics by Robert Wells. Performed by Robert Wells, Max A Rush, Nick Gill, Adam Welsh and Katie Vincent.

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Once in a Moon UK

Robert Wells is a dabbler and a potterer residing in South London. This started as a challenge to write a new song every month (hence the name). He is also an actor, artist, technician and librarian.

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