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The first of two new Christmas songs released by The Ether Family Presents... in 2008. We offer it to you here in the quality and format of your choice up to lossless audiophile-candy! Pay whatever you like (even a big fat zero).


the lights tonight
are lacerated by her eyes
fragments dance of red and green
above her blue iris ravines

entranced to find
new faces over friends and wine
strained introductions through the flat
cacophony of common chat

this crowd is tough on the two of us
with its festive equal parity goals
she never understood all the fuss
she sighs,
"This Christmas I
just want somebody to hold."

her last resolved
with mild lamenting on the phone
the year relationship collapsed
no real relating had elapsed

we can't belong
when half a million people can be wrong
no deep connection to this date
this city has no soul to mate

this town is tough on the two of us
with its desperate equal parity goals
and other significant oversights
she sighs
"This Christmas I
just want somebody to hold."


from PRESENTS (Christmas songs of The Ether Family Presents​.​.​.​), released September 18, 2000
written by R. Williams
orchestration by The Ether Family Presents...

Recorded Nov/Dec 2008 at Headphone Treats
Aurally Chronicled by Jimmy Ether

Jimmy: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, farfiza organ
Earl: acoustic guitars, electric guitar
Gayle: Bass
Freddy: drums (9 different beats total)



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