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I Want To Come Home For Christmas

Marvin Gaye
Language: English


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[1972]
Scritta da Marvin Gaye con Forest Hairston
Il protagonista di questo brano è un prigioniero di guerra americano in VietNam.
Non c'è da stupirsi quindi se la Motown decise allora di censurare la canzone, anzi, di non farla proprio uscire.
"I Want To Come Home For Christmas" fu pubblicata solo 18 anni più tardi (e 6 anni dopo la morte di Gaye) nella raccolta "The Marvin Gaye Collection" pubblicata nel 1990.

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I'd give anything to see
a little Christmas tree
And to hear, hear the laugher
of children playing in the snow
To kiss my baby, under the mistletoe.

But I can't promise my eyes this sight
Unless they stop the fight
Cause I'm a prisoner of war
Lying here in my cell, hoping
my family is well
Wish they wouldn't worry so much about me
Just try to get us home, in time for the
Christmas tree.

Listen, oh yeah, ooo, I want to see
snowflakes fall
I want to see Santa Claus
Ooo, I want to hear jingle bells ring,
want to hear jingle bells ringing
But I can't promise my eyes this sight
unless they stop the fight.

Ooo, ooo, ooo . . . If I can't make it home in time
I know you'll be keeping my spirit bright
By wearing my name and trying to stop this fight
Ah, but I'd give anything to see you
the family. . .
and that little Christmas tree.

Ooo, I want to see snowflakes fall
I want to see Santa Claus
Oh, I want to hear jingle bells ringing
Yes, I want to hear jingle bells ringing
Ooo, I want to see snowflakes fall
I want to see Santa Claus . . .

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/11/25 - 11:12



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