Time of The Season
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Lyrics

Christmas Eve the lights went out
That don’t really help the situation
She grabbed his coat and kicked him out
Some angel had been praying for salvation
Cats don’t believe in Santa Claus, spayed
and declawed
It’s not me you’re deceiving
And peace and love is all around
At this time of the season
You knew I’d been with dirty dogs and kissed
some frogs
You knew how I was feeling
Underneath the mistletoe and stars you know you
set my senses reeling
In your embrace I found my place
Outside it’s freezing

I will love you most of all
At this time of the season
I tracked you down to London town
Met you at the station
Kings Cross by the east coast line
Wanted to explain the situation
Duty calls with ties that bind
I know you have your reasons
We all do what we have to do
At this time of the season

I dreamed of you in Birmingham
We had no plan
That’s what really made it
That Christmas song by Boney M.
The deejay at the local station played it
You took a job in Zanzibar
I did my Christmas shopping
I thought about you all the way
On my Atlantic crossing

Spoke with you in Amsterdam
Said if we stand a chance, we should take it
The red lights and the coffee stands
Said if we’re feeling love then we should make it
Like a child I gave my heart
Now why do you have to break it?
If there’s sense inside that head of yours
Well now’s the time to wake it

Baby in a manger cries
And men who’re wise
Well seeing is believing
No pantomime
No alibi
The joker in the pack is always dealing
If loving someone is a crime
Then strike me down
Within the spell
I’m weaving
And pair me with the circus clown
At this time of the season

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Comments from YouTube:

Mário Luna

This one out reminds me of Leonard Cohen's lullabies and revolves memories long forgotten but still livid and sweet in deep emotions. It's simply sublime. Cheers Isobel & Mark!


LANEGAN is the most under-rated singers of the nineties, if not all time

john ostby

God i love this song....i dont care what time of the year it is...quite the complement for a classic rock guy....

Major Malfunction

RIP legend :(

Geoff Collins

great track, one of my favourites off this album

Hugh Lundy

The highest praise I can give this wonderful duo is they are the Modern Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra with Leonard Cohens muse & heart.

John McGovern

I get laughed at from pillar to post for my music taste, but I got my wife and two teenage daughters to listen to this song and they all love it, a beautiful song.

Rute Paredes

I'm praising you Sir! well done!


A nice tribute to Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra's "Down from dover"

Ivan Foltyn

so gentle so touching so pleasant

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