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Christmas in July

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If I miss my chance, I didn't even try
I'm not one to regret Christmas in July
If my timing is bad, like a fish on a bike
Would you let me pretend Christmas in July?

I'm not one to admit, I'm not one to fight
Maybe I was wrong, but maybe I was right
Like when I went to school
Drinking coffee at night
And I did what I did, now I do what I like

Open the champagne
Party and dancing
You'll know that sadness
Very expensive
Do what you want to
Don't even ask us
Wear it without sin
Family Damascus

Maybe it's the snow, the endless winter nights
And the winter coat, the one you never liked
But I'll take the sun and I'll take my kite
Christmas on the beach, Christmas in July
And I love my friends even if they fight Christmas in July
Just to keep them quiet
And I love you too, I love you through the night
But now you're awake, Christmas isn't right

Don't take offenses
Come to your senses
Your confidences straddling fences

If I miss my chance, I didn't even try
I'm not one to regret Christmas in July


from Songs for Christmas, released November 21, 2006



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Sufjan Stevens Brooklyn, New York

Sufjan Stevens mixes autobiography, religious fantasy, and regional history to create folk songs of grand proportions. More recently, Sufjan released two albums in 2010: a generous EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson.

Sufjan currently lives in New York City.
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