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These Blues for Christmas

These Blues for Christmas

Her Christmas card was postmarked Paris, France
It said Peace on Earth but no second chance
Guess she’d rather travel around the world
She always was a continental girl

It’s getting cold, Christmas will soon be here
And I could use some tidings of good cheer
Or at least some more whiskey in my glass
So here’s to her, my long gone bonny lass

This year it won’t take long to make my list
Santa there is only one thing I wish
I want to stop wanting her to come home
I want to stop watching the telephone

Chorus:
I want to lose these blues for Christmas
The holidays are no time to be blue
I want to lose these blues for Christmas
Santa won’t you please bring me someone new

But these frozen days drift by like the snow
That falls so sadly outside my window
I hear carolers singing Silent Night
I’m hurting bad and there’s no end in sight

I’ll hang my stocking by the tree with care
I’ve got some milk and cookies here somewhere
Then I’ll go to bed and hope for good dreams
In the morning I’ll see what you left me

Bridge:
She could have stayed here with me
Helped me put lights on the tree
Red, green and flashing, lot and lots
All the blues ones left in the box

Chorus:
I want to lose these blues for Christmas
The holidays are no time to be blue
I want to lose these blues for Christmas
Santa won’t you please bring me someone new

Copyright Kent Newsome and Bob Clay
All Rights Reserved

Halloween

Halloween

No pumpkins, no candy
Not a goblin in sight
Our house is all empty
On Halloween night

A holiday’s no time
To be out on your own
Just me and the ghosts here
Since my baby’s been gone

Chorus:
It’s not the costumes
That scare me tonight
It’s the fact that my baby
Is nowhere in sight
I don’t know no tricks
And it sure ain’t no treat
To be all by myself
On this Halloween

A princess came knocking
But it was the wrong one
There were cats and cowboys
Witches and indians

I guess this is the night
You can be something else
I’d settle for anything
Other than myself

Bridge:
The trick or treaters have gone
And the streets are all empty
But still I am haunted
By her sweet memory

No candy, no pumpkins
Not a goblin in sight
Just me and the ghosts here
On Halloween night

Chorus:
It’s not the costumes
That scare me tonight
It’s the fact that my baby
Is nowhere in sight
I don’t know no tricks
And it sure ain’t no treat
To be all by myself
On this Halloween

Copyright Kent Newsome and Rick Paul
All Rights Reserved

Donna Reed

Donna Reed

There’s children singing carols
On the street beside my house
They’re out spreading Christmas cheer
And I could use some right now

Winter always takes me back
To the time where we first met
When our lives were full of hope
We didn’t know better yet

Chorus:
It was Christmas Eve
The night we said our good byes
The snow was falling hard outside
And there was coldness in your eyes
You said Santa Claus never brought us what we need
You went looking for Jimmy Stewart
I went looking for Donna Reed

You went back home to Texas
Where it never ever snows
I wound up here in Nashville
Where the winters are too cold

I sent you a Christmas card
It came back address unknown
I even tried to call you
Your roommate said you’d moved on

Bridge:
I hope you finally found your Jimmy
I gave up on Donna years ago
These days I think a wonderful life
Is nothing but an old TV show

Chorus:
It was Christmas Eve
The night we said our good byes
The snow was falling hard outside
And there was coldness in your eyes
You said Santa Claus never brought us what we need
You went looking for Jimmy Stewart
I went looking for Donna Reed

Copyright Kent Newsome and Ronnie Jeffrey
All Rights Reserved

Cold Christmas Eve

Cold Christmas Eve

A late December night
And the stars are shining bright
They say that means it’s cold
It’s cold in here alright

You freeze me in my tracks
When you look at me like that
You take more than I have
You never give it back

Chorus:
So tell me what you have for me
I’ll unwrap every little gift
The ones I want
The ones I don’t
And all the things I miss
There’s nothing left to hide
There’s nothing left to see
Let’s have a holly, jolly time
On this cold Christmas Eve

This year’s about to end
A new year will soon begin
A chance to start anew
A chance to make amends

So Merry Christmas dear
Santa Claus will soon be here
So let’s drink one last toast
And share some Christmas cheer

Chorus:
So tell me what you have for me
I’ll unwrap every little gift
The ones I want
The ones I don’t
And all the things I miss
There’s nothing left to hide
There’s nothing left to see
Let’s have a holly, jolly time
On this cold Christmas Eve

Copyright Kent Newsome and Jon Kolden
All Rights Reserved

  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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