From the recording David and Lezlie
Christmas Day (partial Capo on 2nd fret 5,4,3 in E)
D G/E D G/E
Betty’s lost another customer from her server Ke’Shay.
D G/E D A7r3
There are no second chances in Betty’s Café.
D G/E D G/E
She doesn’t believe in angels, but there’s a voice from far away,
G/Ee Ar3 D
“What would you do if it were Christmas Day?
Ke’Shay stands there trembling, eyes ringed in red.
Betty says, “Take the whole day off. Go get in bed.
But tomorrow I want you back here, oh, spinning like a top.
With that cheeky smile and banter that made me hire you on the spot.
What would you do? What would you say
G2 A7r3 D
If it were Christmas Day?
Stepping over his dead comrade, Joe kicks down the door,
Fires 16 rounds and sees a family huddled on the floor.
He doesn’t believe in angels, but there’s a voice from far away,
“What would you do if it were Christmas Day?”
He lowers his rifle, says, “Get out the back way.”
The family makes a run for it, but the boy turns ‘round to wave.
Joe tosses him a Hershey’s, turns to face the sunshine.
His Sarg catches up, says “They got away.” “Yeah, they were lucky this time.”
Well Christmas Day rolls around. Joe and Betty search the stars.
Their friends yell, “Come inside. It’s warm by the fire.”
But a question tugs at them, a voice from afar.
Their hearts are aching now for something higher.
Words and music by David B. Hakan
© 2007 All Rights Reserved 11-30-2007