The Christmas Song

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"The Christmas Song"
The Christmas Song cover
EP by Weezer
Album The Christmas CD
Released December 7, 2000 (radio promo)
Recorded October 2000
Length 3:08
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 512
COR# 205
Producer Weezer
Status Officially released
Live debut December 14, 2000
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Swearing To You"
(RC# 511)
"The Christmas Song"
(RC# 512)
"Modified Memphis"
(RC# 513)
The Christmas CD track listing
"The Christmas Song"
(1)
"Christmas Celebration"
(2)

"The Christmas Song" is the first track on The Christmas CD.

Appearances

Overview

"The Christmas Song" was recorded during Weezer's self-produced pre-production demo sessions for The Green Album. It was first released on the Los Angeles-area radio station KROQ's 2000 edition of their annual christmas compilation, that year entitled Kevin and Bean: The Real Slim Santa. It was then remixed and partially re-recorded at producer Rick Ocasek's urging, with slightly different lyrics. This recording is considered the 'standard' version, and is the lead track on The Christmas CD, aka Winter Weezerland.

Noticeable differences in the two versions are a cymbal count-in on the original (removed for the remix), and a short bit of final drums on the remix that was inaudible on the original due to an early fade.

The song, along with its companion "Christmas Celebration," was performed live a handful of times at shows in late 2000, namely at Goat Punishment shows, the December KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas, and New Year's Eve blink-182 opening-slot gigs. The song continued to be played at various shows into 2001, with the song seeing its final performance, to date, at a show in Japan in April of that year.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

EP version

You told me you would be here by my side
Warming my hearth on this cold winter's night
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself (By myself)

You told me you would move heaven and earth
Cheering my spirits with laughter and mirth
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself (By myself)

Ah, could you ever know how much I care? (How much I care?)
Could you ever know that out somewhere (That out somewhere?)
There's a boy who really hurts? (Really hurts)

Since I found you
I found a girl
I found a thorn
I found a queen
Now I am warm

Ah, could you ever know how much I care? (How much I care?)
Could you ever know that out somewhere (That out somewhere)
There's a boy who really hurts? (Really hurts?)

Original lyrics

[...]
You told me you would bring presents and treats
Cheering my spirits with homemade sweet meats
Here I sit waiting beside the tree all by myself (By myself)
[...]

See also