no christmas this year

set the lights out on the tree
boughs of holly for our door
i don't know what i still do it for
she isn't even here
there'll be no christmas this year

cut the wood to build a fire
but it doesn't seem to warm me now
nothing really matters anyhow
i'm a little short on cheer
there’ll be no christmas this year

not so long ago
making angels in the snow
on the village green
when the shoppers stopped to stare
we'd pretend they weren't there
now it's all a dream

hear the carolers go by
they know better than to ring my bell
people talk it's not that hard to tell
none of them come near
there’ll be no christmas this year

©2023 Lawrence Morrill Glass (ASCAP)