Salvation Song

by The Ragged Flags

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It’s Christmas Eve now in the city No strangers just friends yet to meet Waited all day to drink our cares away And then stagger out into the street The year it must come to an ending We knew it would fail all along List all the rules for these fine festive fools As they sing you their salvation song We dance our dreams in the gutter I walk with you stuck to my side Howling all night midst the bright fairy lights And the smell of communion wine These feelings of Christmas are fleeting The days that we’d pay to prolong No guarantee of a fine melody For these singers of salvation songs We are our own congregation A voice that we raise through the throng The night it was cold but the stories we told As they flowed in your heart kept you warm If you’ve found a love that sustains you A place where you feel you belong If no one else heard would you whisper the words To the singers of salvation songs? It’s Christmas Eve now in the city And everyone’s drifting away Heading back home you know you’re not alone As the churches ring out Christmas Day When battling days are before you When all that you know has gone wrong Raise up your glass in a toast to the last Living singers of salvation songs Raise up your glass in a toast to the last Living singers of salvation songs
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It’s Christmas Eve now in the city No strangers just friends yet to meet Waited all day to drink our cares away And then stagger out into the street The year it must come to an ending We knew it would fail all along List all the rules for these fine festive fools As they sing you their salvation song We dance our dreams in the gutter I walk with you stuck to my side Howling all night midst the bright fairy lights And the smell of communion wine These feelings of Christmas are fleeting The days that we’d pay to prolong No guarantee of a fine melody For these singers of salvation songs We are our own congregation A voice that we raise through the throng The night it was cold but the stories we told As they flowed in your heart kept you warm If you’ve found a love that sustains you A place where you feel you belong If no one else heard would you whisper the words To the singers of salvation songs? It’s Christmas Eve now in the city And everyone’s drifting away Heading back home you know you’re not alone As the churches ring out Christmas Day When battling days are before you When all that you know has gone wrong Raise up your glass in a toast to the last Living singers of salvation songs Raise up your glass in a toast to the last Living singers of salvation songs

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Nine years in a row. NINE! The Ragged Flags once again drop a Christmas original for your festive delectation. Feast your ears! Will we make it a full decade and do this again next year? Can we? Dare we?? Full download includes special B-side fiddle and piano mix.

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 8, 2020

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

with special guest Jessie Morgan on the fiddle

written & performed by The Ragged Flags
music by Aldworth/Edwards-Dewey/Goodwin/Whibley;
lyrics by Goodwin (©2020 Copyright Control. All Rights Reserved)

produced by The Ragged Flags
mixed by James Goodwin
recorded at Stokey Cokey Studios

sleeve photography by John Gentleman
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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