Christmas Eve (in a nuclear winter)

by The Dan Collins Band

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Charity single in Aid of Support in Mind Scotland.

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Step out of the vault, into the fallout, and enjoy Christmas Eve in a nuclear winter.

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released December 12, 2015

Words and Music: Dan Collins

Intro/outro: Lach

Additional instrumentation: Asim Rasool, Craig Stoddart, Sam Siggs, Miguel Orguel and Jim Harbourne.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Ross Arthur; www.soundmateproductions.com

Additional production by Sean Duddy

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Track Name: Christmas Eve (in a nuclear winter) [extended version feat. Lach]
Oh What tale do you want to hear
If a story i have to tell, oh god,
Of the year the species went to hell
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

It’s that time, of year again
Sleigh bells ring, and on the stroke of midnight
Light shines brighter in the dark
And hold me tight its getting cold
Gather round, and stoke the fire,
Carols sing, to keep the cheer alive
Even dear old Santa Clause
couldn’t stop them dropping bombs

Well the snow dried up, and the trees all died
With a human ash, lying on the ground
On the surface of a planet with a molten core
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

The sound of footsteps on roof
Hearing someone climbing down the chimney
Rob us blind of all our food
leave a gift under the tree
angels come to take the dying
And the sirens sing their sweet noël
Time to turn off all the lights
Some day they’ll sing for you as well.

With the turkeys gone, and the fields turned white
Like a sci-fi vision of a refugee
In a corner of a bunker on a planet gone M.A.D.
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

Merry Christmas, Duck and cover
Happy new year everyone
Merry Christmas, Duck and cover
Happy new Year One,
and all

No more holly, no more Ivy
Nor an army offering salvation
No babe wrapped up in a manger
Under stars we’ll never see
In an age of mass extinction
In the belly of a beast of our own creation
In these desperate times of need
Raise a toast and sing with me

Well there’s not much left, but I’ll share what I have
It’s the joy of giving this time of the year
I will wish you the merriest day of your life
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter.
Track Name: Christmas Eve (in a nuclear winter) [single version]
Oh What tale do you want to hear
If a story i have to tell, oh god,
Of the year the species went to hell
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

It’s that time, of year again
Sleigh bells ring, and on the stroke of midnight
Light shines brighter in the dark
And hold me tight its getting cold
Gather round, and stoke the fire,
Carols sing, to keep the cheer alive
Even dear old Santa Clause
couldn’t stop them dropping bombs

Well the snow dried up, and the trees all died
With a human ash, lying on the ground
On the surface of a planet with a molten core
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

The sound of footsteps on roof
Hearing someone climbing down the chimney
Rob us blind of all our food
leave a gift under the tree
angels come to take the dying
And the sirens sing their sweet noël
Time to turn off all the lights
Some day they’ll sing for you as well.

With the turkeys gone, and the fields turned white
Like a sci-fi vision of a refugee
In a corner of a bunker on a planet gone M.A.D.
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

Merry Christmas, Duck and cover
Happy new year everyone
Merry Christmas, Duck and cover
Happy new Year One,
and all

No more holly, no more Ivy
Nor an army offering salvation
No babe wrapped up in a manger
Under stars we’ll never see
In an age of mass extinction
In the belly of a beast of our own creation
In these desperate times of need
Raise a toast and sing with me

Well there’s not much left, but I’ll share what I have
It’s the joy of giving this time of the year
I will wish you the merriest day of your life
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter.
Track Name: Christmas Eve (in a nuclear winter) [acoustic]
Oh What tale do you want to hear
If a story i have to tell, oh god,
Of the year the species went to hell
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

It’s that time, of year again
Sleigh bells ring, and on the stroke of midnight
Light shines brighter in the dark
And hold me tight its getting cold
Gather round, and stoke the fire,
Carols sing, to keep the cheer alive
Even dear old Santa Clause
couldn’t stop them dropping bombs

Well the snow dried up, and the trees all died
With a human ash, lying on the ground
On the surface of a planet with a molten core
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

The sound of footsteps on roof
Hearing someone climbing down the chimney
Rob us blind of all our food
leave a gift under the tree
angels come to take the dying
And the sirens sing their sweet noël
Time to turn off all the lights
Some day they’ll sing for you as well.

With the turkeys gone, and the fields turned white
Like a sci-fi vision of a refugee
In a corner of a bunker on a planet gone M.A.D.
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter

Merry Christmas, Duck and cover
Happy new year everyone
Merry Christmas, Duck and cover
Happy new Year One,
and all

No more holly, no more Ivy
Nor an army offering salvation
No babe wrapped up in a manger
Under stars we’ll never see
In an age of mass extinction
In the belly of a beast of our own creation
In these desperate times of need
Raise a toast and sing with me

Well there’s not much left, but I’ll share what I have
It’s the joy of giving this time of the year
I will wish you the merriest day of your life
On a Christmas eve in a nuclear winter.