Too Late for Christmas

by Gar Cox

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In the valleys of rivers, the Yantze and Yellow
I go to the bars, O'Briens, Dalys and Coxes
Speak to young men with degrees in bridge-building
Sip some strong whiskey, there's a match on the telly
I don't know the teams but the action's fantastic
With thoughts of Roscommon and a guy named Fitzpatrick
He orders another with a beer made in Carlow
And crisps come from Moore Street within a shout of the Liffey
In a ski lodge in Aspen, near Glenwood, Colorado
A chef cleans his knife, in his mind he has wandered
But deep down he's thinking of the times that he's missing
Straight from the church and the pints they'd be sinking
Kilkenny, Carlow, great Dublin and home
Playing banjo in China at Christmas, thinking about home
The ice in Grand Place it is two inches thick
The smell of hot chocolate is making me sick now
In a downstairs stone bar called Le Roi de Espagne
I read some Behan, coughed it right up again
A British politician was sitting at a table
One of the good guys - he's Welsh
The Christmas lights strung from the crib to the gables
A Brussels quiet Christmas with Les Freres de Sables
We danced and we drank in a nightclub called Slave
It's too close to Christmas for anyone to be saved
Knocktopher, Limerick, Tuam, Tullamore,
Buncoldy, Callan, Abbeyleix and Ratoath,
Mohill, The Swan, The Harrow, Ballyroan,
Leixlip, Finglas, Neilstown and Santry
Chopping onions in America, thinking about home
Singing songs in Schezwan, songs about home
Going to gay bars in Brussels, all alone
It's Christmas in Ireland, remember call home
Kilkenny, Carlow, great Dublin and home
It's Christmas is Ireland, remember call home
Remember call home


released November 28, 2014
Written by Gar Cox. Produced by Pawel Grudzien.



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Gar Cox Dublin, Ireland

Sings songs of love and death with a smattering of tractors, recipes, and lines blatantly stolen from other artists.

New EP "Support Your Local Bookshop" out Spring 2015.

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