Loveless Christmas

by Luke Sweeney

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authentically inspired by Christmastime, this is a new holiday tune to warm the belly and stir the dancing inside your head.


on the eve of Christmas
all through the town
every house is quiet
ain’t no sound
I’m wide awake, just waiting around for you
Loveless Christmas, what else can I do?

hanging up ornaments
drying paint
people decorating
a brand name saint
it ain’t me - I’m a liar and a cheat
Loveless Christmas, what else could I be?

shopping lines at Best Buy
instant replay
all the world’s a bed stye
of moral decay
I’m dead awake, just waiting for something new
Loveless Christmas, what else could I do?

home team is losing,
gettin' ready to punt
Christmas is amazing,
you can do whatever you want
I’m a wreck, loose, free of fancies and fancy-free
Loveless Christmas, how bad could it be?

poking at the fire
with a yule tide stick
changing up a tire
‘cause the roads are slick
babe come quick, I’ve been waiting O so long...
Loveless Christmas, ain't just the name of the song


released December 14, 2015
written & performed by Luke Sweeney.
recorded Nov. 2, 2015 at Faultline Studios
Engineered by Roberto Pagano
produced by Roberto Pagano & Luke Sweeney
(c) & (p) 2015 Serious Sailboater Songs (ASCAP)
cover photo by Victor C. Valle, artwork by LS



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Luke Sweeney San Francisco, California

A bicycle crash left a young Sweeney with his jaw wired shut for six weeks, and in recovering, his sustenance was on a guitar. What was he chasing?


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