Lonely Christmas Eve

Original Artist: Ben Folds

I'm not so bad
I just hate to see a good time had
By everyone but me
On this lonely Christmas Eve
I hear them up and down, and up and down the street

They're making noise
Noise, noise, noise
How I hate their happy noise
There's only one thing I hate more, come to think of it
And that's the people who keep
Making it

Feast, feast, feast, feast
They'll have more than anyone could ever eat
Me, I'm stuck here with my cream of wheat
There's noone here to feast with me
On this lonely Christmas Eve

Don't they know I'm up here all alone?
In my cave up in the hill?
How I wish that this would go away
This dreadful holiday
That they call Christmas Day

When they're done with all their Christmas noise
And they've had their Christmas feast
Just when I think that I might finally
Get a moments peace
They start to...

Oh
Sing, sing, sing, sing!
Now I'll never get no sleep
I'm screaming out the window but it
Don't do no good!
They sing and sing and sing all through the neighbourhood

Sing, sing, sing
They take their little break and then they do it all again

It's a lonely Christmas Eve

Notes

This song was written for the Jim Carrey Film 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. Ben said that his original song for the film was 'Bizarre Christmas Incident', but when he found out that it was a children's film, he wrote this instead.