I'm Burning Down Your Christmas Tree Tonight (2014 mix)

by Bryan Eldridge Hurst

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A new mix (a new annual tradition?) of my old holiday favorite for 2014.

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Here's the wreath from our front door - here's the Christmas lights
And here's the Christmas tree we planted, some old Christmas night
And here's the can of gasoline I keep inside my shed
Your tinsel burns like kindling, while the smoke goes to my head

And now I'm throwing in all your Christmas card
And I'm singing "Silent Night"
While the ashes fall on everything in sight
I'm burning down your Christmas tree tonight

You picked a perfect time to leave me - you didn't even pack
You punched a hole right through my soul with the maximum impact
And then you stuffed it with your lies, like you'd stuff a Butterball
And you salted it with all my tears, and your stupid late night calls

But now your clothes hang from the burning branches
The fire lights the night
The smell of polyester seems so right
I'm burning down your Christmas tree tonight

I'll take back the diamond ring engraved "To you, love, from me"
And trade it in for a 74 inch LCD TV

But now I'm melting down your plastic snowmen
That sing "Oh Holy Night"
It's a supercalifragilistic sight
I'm burning down your Christmas tree tonight

The fire engines and the ambulances
Have such pretty lights
I know that I've done wrong, but it feels so right
I'm burning down your Christmas tree tonight

I'm burning down your Christmas tree
I can almost smell my destiny
I'm burning down your Christmas tree tonight…
Tonight...

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released December 16, 2014
Written, produced, performed and recorded by Bryan Eldridge Hurst. Harmony vocal by Leigh Ann Yost. Recorded at Lincoln Manor Studio. Originally recorded and released in 2011; this mix released 12/16/2014.

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