Mike never had any intention
to write a Christmas song until his friend, They Might Be Giants co-founder
John Flansburgh, asked him to write a song for a short holiday compilation for
his “Hello CD of the Month Club” - a
subscription-only cd service. The Candy Butchers recorded the first version of
the song for this 1995 release but subsequently recorded this version for the
widely released 1999 EP “Let’s Get Christmas”.
It has become a Christmas classic.
Merry ChristmasWhy are we alone?I've got so much to give to youFor the holidaysCan I come back home?I am sorry for ever hurting youI'm outside pressed to your windowWatching everything you doI won't ask your forgivenessJust give me a second chance for ChristmasIn the living roomI can see you cryinJust standing beneath the misteltoeYour face aglowBy the firesideI feel like a ghost in the wind and snowI watch your beauty, it's hauntingYou must be looking right through meI won't ask your forgivenessJust give me a second chance for ChristmasI will wait for you under these starsUntil I see the sunYou're the only oneThe only one I loveYou string up the lights On your Christmas treeI hear Nat King Cole on your stereoThe tree is bare Where it's out of reachThe top is without an angelI never liked decoratingI saw the forest for burningI won't ask your forgivenessJust give me a second chance for Christmas Just give me a second chance for Christmas