Christmas is​.​.​.

by Jay Stansfield & SAY

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Over the years I have written many happy, optimistic Christmas songs featuring death, homelessness, zombies and old people burning alive. This album celebrates those moments along with four miserable tracks from the SAY Archives.

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released December 1, 2017

All tracks written by Jay Stansfield except the SAY ones.

Tracks (1), (3), (7), (8), (9), (10) produced by Rob Ashworth.

SAY was Jay Stansfield, Rob Ashworth and Maria Stansfield (now Carlisle)

Recorded D.I.Y. 4vr

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Jay Stansfield Lancashire

Original, affecting and a tad bonkers, Jay Stansfield has charmed us with his inventive approach to songwriting.

An artist with an eccentric songcraft, wrapped up in a 60s pop sheen.

He has steadily built a bank of great songs and some amazing videos - in his fiercely independent fashion.

Jay is also fronts British postpunk band ALL HAIL HYENA who can be found here on Bandcamp.
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Track Name: Wake Up The Children
Winter wonderland you're in a winter wonderland

Wake up the children,
Wake them all up now,
He is arriving,
Bringing their wishes.

Have you seen him? Have you seen him?
When's he coming? When's he coming?
Who's he gonna see before he gets to me? A boy or a girl?
Who's he gonna see before he gets to me? A boy or a girl?

I'm loving all the snow,
Falling down on Christmas day,
I'm so alone and cold,
Hoping you'll be in my arms again this year.

Putting the parents into the stockings,
He is appearing out of the ceiling.

ave you seen him? Have you seen him?
When's he coming? When's he coming?
Who's he gonna see before he gets to me? A boy or a girl?
Who's he gonna see before he gets to me? A boy or a girl?

I'm loving all the snow,
Falling down on Christmas day,
I'm so alone and cold,
Hoping you'll be in my arms again this year.

Hoping you'll be in my arms again,
Our hearts will then be stars upon the tree inside our home.

I'm loving all the snow,
Hoping you'll be in my arms,
I'm loving all the snow,
Hoping you'll be in my arms,
I'm loving all the snow,
Hoping you'll be in my arms again,
Our hearts will then,
Be stars upon the tree inside our home.
Track Name: This Dream
This Dream
I can feel the first snowflakes falling,
As they land upon broken skin,
On this Christmas Eve,
Will somebody take me home?

My toes are freezing,
It would be a miracle,
Stop me from seizing up,
Down all these alleyways,
It would be a miracle.

I wake myself from this dream,
Like in the movies it’s not my scene,
No one will miss me hiding here,
I’ll be alone another year.

I can smell the smells from the turkeys,
As they drift upon morning winds,
On this Christmas day will somebody take me home?

My gums are bleeding,
It would be a miracle,
Help me stop feeding out of these alleyways,
It would be a miracle.

I wake myself from this dream,
Like in the movies it’s not my scene,
No one will miss me hiding here,
I’ll be alone another year.
Track Name: The Man In Red
The Man In Red

There is nothing fancy,
There is nothing free,
The God on the mountain will see,
In a flash he’ll be gone,
Only to reappear,
As the man in red.

Only for the good boys,
Only for the girls,
Will presents arrive in the night,
In a flash he’ll be here,
For another good year,
It’s the man in red.

Dream a wish or two,
One for me and you,
Oranges will have their cloves,
A fireside,
Warm and golden,
Toasty blanket time,
A glass of Brandy.

Kiss me - mistletoe,
Miss me - never go.

I believe in giving love at Christmas time,
Light a candle for the ones you love,
Breathe a lonely heart into you,
Help a friend,
Make them wanted,
Bring the Turkey to the table.


Have another mince pie,
Make your tummy fat,
Like him in the bobbly hat,
In a flash you’ll be gone,
We will all sing along,
To the man in red.
Track Name: A Wintery December
A Wintery December
Could’ve been a knife,
Could’ve been some pyjamas,
Could’ve been a kick in the teeth,
Could’ve been a family dinner,
Could’ve been no one here at all,
But all I want for Christmas is a hug.

We awoke on Christmas morning,
We awoke on Christmas day,
To the sound of Mummy yawning,
On the ground the snow is falling,
Our Daddy wasn’t sleeping,
He was in the bathroom crying,
His hands were slowly bleeding,
His appearance was of dying,
All the money had dried up,
On a Wintery December.

Could’ve been a wish,
Could’ve been a slapping,
Could’ve been lots of smiling,
Could’ve been an apology,
Could’ve been reconciliation,
Could’ve been an effigy,
Could’ve been something more than that,
Could’ve been absolutely nothing,
But all I want for Christmas is a hug,
From you.

We awoke on Christmas morning,
We awoke on Christmas day,
To the sound of Mummy yawning,
On the ground the snow is falling,
Our Daddy wasn’t sleeping,
He was in the bathroom crying,
His hands were slowly bleeding,
His appearance was of dying,
All the money had dried up,
On a Wintery December.
Track Name: Christma$ Twenty Fourteen
Open up the box to find,
Something glittering inside,
I'm sentimental over this time of year,
I'm loving christmas,
I'm loving christmas.

Holding out these hands of mine,
Giving all the love I find,
I just don't know what to do,
I feel responsible because....
When you free your love,
Many things fall away.

Open up my curtains and what do i see?
I see a big phat snowman staring back at me,
It's officially a winter,
There's snow falling down,
There's children all playing,
It's a beautiful sound and it's:

"Get yr bloody pants on,
Get yr bloody shoes on,
Get yr bloody coat on it's cold outside,
Do this,
Do that" (nag, nag, nag)
A man flies past do you know what he's singing?

Baby can you hear my sleigh tonight?
Can you hear it flying around?
Doing what I do the best alone,
Deliver presents,
Into your homes,
I'm cumming tonight. Ho ho ho ho!

Baby can you hear my bells tonight?
Ringin' and jinglin'
Baby can you hear my bells tonight?
Jingle and ringling.
Track Name: Oh! What A Christmas
Washing up the pots and pans for her man,
As he's moving too slow,
Covered in snow.

Temperature drops down to freezing the ground,
As the sky starts to fall,
Ambulance call.

Decorations go up in the night while they're sleeping,
They never thought it would happen,
But they could still smell burning flesh.

They never knew,
They never knew,
They never knew.

Oh! What a christmas this will be,
Coupled with silence that comes from a memory.

Dusting down the smoky living room,
Curtains still sparkle with glee,
Glittering tree.

The forensics said the cause was unknown,
All they had were their bones,
Ashes in cones.

Decorations go up in the night while they're sleeping,
They never thought it would happen but they can still smell burning flesh.

They never knew,
They never knew,
They never knew.

Oh! What a christmas this will be,
Coupled by silence that comes form a memory.

This is not a happy time,
For a lot of other lives,
They don't have the privilege of having a family to sit with around a turkey crown.

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