Who Sang Birthday Card at Christmas? Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson Rupi's Dance cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
release date: 2003-8-19
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:38
Got a birthday card at Christmas
It made me think of Jesus Christ.
It said, "I love you" in small letters.
I simply had to read it twice.
Wood smoke curled from blackened chimneys.
The smell of frost was in the air.
Pole star hovered in the blackness.
I looked again: it wasn't there.

People have showered me with presents.
While their minds were fixed on other things.
Sleigh bells, bearded red suit uncles.
Pointy trees and angel wings.
I am the shadow in your Christmas.
I am the corner of your smile.
Perfunctory in celebration.
You offer content but no style.

That little baby Jesus.
He got a birthday card or three.
Gold trinkets and cheap frankincense.
Some penny baubles for his tree.
Have some time off for good behaviour.
Forty days, give or take a few.
Hey there, sweet baby Jesus
Let's share a birthday card with you.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)
  • 2 Rupi's Dance
  • 3 Lost in Crowds
  • 4 A Raft of Penguins
  • 5 A Week of Moments
  • 6 A Hand of Thumbs
  • 7 Eurology
  • 8 Old Black Cat
  • 9 Photo Shop
  • 10 Pigeon Flying Over Berlin Zoo
  • 11 Griminelli's Lament
  • 12 Not Ralitsa Vassileva
  • 13 Two Short Planks
  • 14 Birthday Card at Christmas