Joys of Christmas - Chris Rea

    I see all the tough guys still not 25
    Dying on their feet
    Coughing, honking, cadging cigarettes
    And still out on the street
    Well, they got no money, nowhere to go
    Fathers of 2, 3 maybe 4, what are they gonna do
    Jimmy got a busted mouth in a fight last night
    He says he's OK
    Going down to the workies club (that's a laugh)
    To buy something strong and take the pain away

    Joys of Christmas
    Joys of Christmas
    Northern style

    Flashing Christmas light of police blue
    Go spinning down the street
    Women try to drag the men from pubs
    Into the stores
    And work hands in empty pockets deep
    We stand outside the neon ice and wish ourselves the best
    He says he's OK, out of work and fighting
    Is all he's ever known
    And laughs and says I worry too much anyway

    Joys of Christmas
    Joys of Christmas
    Northern style
    Let's drink to the likes of Jim
    Before we all go insane
    And please don't ask me why
    It'll take too long to explain
    Joys of Christmas

    Marco Giunco
    Work Basket Music Words