Birthday At Christmas

by The Ragged Flags

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The Flags have done it again! An original Christmas song for 2018. Inspired by a family member, though they are in fact not called Dave. Full download comes with B-side demo version with some verses that didn't make it onto the final version.

The full collection of this and all previous Ragged Flags Christmas songs can be found on the RAGGED CHRISTMAS CRACKERS compilation!

theraggedflags.bandcamp.com/album/ragged-christmas-crackers

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released December 13, 2018

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The Ragged Flags are:
James Goodwin - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Mark Aldworth - lead guitar, piano, backing vocals
Chris Edwards-Dewey - bass, backing vocals
Paul Whibley - drums, bells & whistles

Written & Performed by The Ragged Flags
Music by Aldworth/Edwards-Dewey/Goodwin/Whibley
Lyrics by Goodwin (©2018 Copyright Control)

Produced by The Ragged Flags
Mixed by James Goodwin
Recorded at Britannia Sound

Photography by Paul Whibley
Sleeve Design by James Goodwin
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The Ragged Flags are a UK four-piece with their own distinctive sound incorporating the essential natural juices of rock, pop and folk with the lovely chunky bits of country and blues.

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Track Name: Birthday At Christmas
It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name’s not Jesus
It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name is Dave
You could say that I’m a trier but I’m not the new Messiah
It’s my birthday at Christmas once again

Many years ago one Christmas morning
For all humanity a new era dawning
There was a baby born so extraordinary
For avoidance of confusion I am talking about me!

But every year I get the same old story
No one available for my birthday party
Everyone’s busy with their Christmas plans
If I start my own religion maybe they will turn up then

As birthdays go, Christmas Day is the worst
Out of the holidays, I’d pick any other first
New Year or Valentine’s might make you sob
At least you’re not competing with the son of God!

And do you know what I find really galling?
December twenty-fifth’s not His actual birthday
We didn’t have Christmas ’til 400 A.D.
It was just a Pagan festival, are you f**kin’ kidding me?!

It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name’s not Jesus
(No I’m not Him!)
It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name is Dave
(Oh you know my name!)
You could say that I’m a trier but I’m not the new Messiah
(Not the Messiah!)
It’s my birthday at Christmas
It’s my birthday at Christmas
It’s my birthday at Christmas once again
Track Name: Birthday At Christmas (Demo)
It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name’s not Jesus
It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name is Dave
You could say that I’m a trier but I’m not the new Messiah
It’s my birthday at Christmas once again

Many years ago one Christmas morning
For all humanity a new era dawning
There was a baby born so extraordinary
For avoidance of confusion I am talking about me!

But every year I get the same old story
No one available for my birthday party
Everyone’s busy with their Christmas plans
If I start my own religion maybe they will turn up then

Once I was the envy of the other kids
Piles of Christmas and of birthday gifts
Now all I get is just a feeble excuse
Just a Christmas card with an afterthought
Scribbled "Happy Birthday too!"

As birthdays go, Christmas Day is the worst
Out of the holidays, I’d pick any other first
New Year or Valentine’s might make you sob
At least you’re not competing with the son of God!

Now I know that I won't bring world peace
But some recognition of my birthday please
And lest you think a Christmas birthday might be cool
To conceive in early April you might really be a fool

And do you know what I find really galling?
December twenty-fifth’s not His actual birthday
We didn’t have Christmas ’til 400 A.D.
It was just a Pagan festival, are you f**kin’ kidding me?!

It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name’s not Jesus
(No I’m not Him!)
It’s my birthday at Christmas but my name is Dave
(Oh you know my name!)
You could say that I’m a trier but I’m not the new Messiah
(Not the Messiah!)
It’s my birthday at Christmas
It’s my birthday at Christmas
It’s my birthday at Christmas once again