Around Christmas Day

by Mr Keep Calm & The Cancelled Cheques

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Free until 25th December 2015 (while digital stocks last). Will be part of an album to be released for Christmas 2016, which will include the tracks off the Christmas album, remixed and remastered, plus new stuff.


Around Christmas Day

There’s a fear of the cold
And of the unknown
What was once quite sure
Is not for certain anymore

When all that you hear
And all you hold dear
Is crumbling under modern life
Then Christmas day can make you feel alive…

When the stars, shine for peace on earth, for peace on earth
Your heart, has the strength of love on Christmas day, On this Christmas day

When the cuts are too deep
You live life too cheap
It’s hard to fortify
It’s getting hard to live your life

Down but not out
You’re no layabout
For this you’ll always strive
For Christmas day can make you feel alive

There’s nasty things to think about
But now’s the time to cast them out
You’ll have better fun
Being good and kind to everyone

If you pass the good around
Your heart will be both safe and sound
Love will find a way
Sure as sure, around Christmas day
Around Christmas Day


released December 2, 2015
Written and recorded by Gary Smith & James Bennett. Guitars by James Bennett, programming and vocals by Gary Smith.



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Mr Keep Calm & the Cancelled Cheques are a powerful 4 piece acoustic based melting pot of outlaw skiffle punk with side orders of blues, folk, indie and jazz to go. This Somerset based band has airplay across the world and gigs across the UK including Glastonbury Festival. Fun, thoughtful and ever so angry, their debut album "Digest", available on most digital outlets. ... more

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