Slow Club-Christmas TV

Here, my dear music  friends, is an oldie from 2009, but darn if it doesn’t grab my heart on the day after Christmas. I am still in full celebration mode, how bout you? I am traveling to see family today, but missing others I won’t see or hug. I imagine it is a tough time of the year for those who aren’t near all of their loved ones. For those with a longing gap and unfillable space which must be heart wrenching, this song goes out to you. It ends beautifully in a chanting, singing plea and begging jam to be with the ones you love. Maybe, just maybe, 2017 will bring more of that for us all.

Slow Club-Christmas TV

It’s okay to have scars, they will make you who you are.
It’s okay to have fears, as long as you’re not scared of coming here.
And in the middle of the night, call if you want to talk,
‘cus you know, that I want to talk too.

And it’s not bad if you too think of what might go wrong,
but you can’t blame me for secretly hoping that I’ll prove you wrong.
It’s okay, that I pray, that you will miss your flight, and have to stay with me another night.

And it’s brutal, it’s brutal, why can’t you see?
It’s brutal, it’s brutal, where have you been?
‘Cus we’re far apart and my lonely heart finds it hard to get through the night.
You pull me out of the dark and now it’s light.
You pull me out of the dark and now it’s light.

When we’re out in the market, and out on the streets,
I’ve got a pocket full of problems and a pocket full of seeds.
Hoping something good might grow out of this mistletoe,
and I won’t have to erase your memory.

I like the way that our arguments stop when we fall asleep,
and the way that your body feels when it’s wrapped around me,
and I’d like it, if you made it to mine by Christmas Eve
so you can hold me.

And we’ll watch Christmas TV.


So come on home,
just come on home.

Just come on home,
just come on home.


Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor from Sheffield formed Slow Club in 2005 when they were teens, but as time passed their sound solidified. According to their Facebook page, they sing ‘sweet harmonious hooks, rockabilly beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing’. I totally agree with the spot on description and wonder why I haven’t heard their music before now. This song twists at my heart and is my happy entryway to a treasure trove of new songs to listen to and soak into my ears

I hope you and yours have had a lovely holiday of giving, loving, and experiencing deep joy.



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