Give Me A Second Chance for Christmas

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Producer, Performer
 
 

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.

This Song Appears On:

2013StageIt Show #25 - 2013-12-04StageIt.com
2013Black Friday - Live at Joe's Pub - Nov 29, 2013Live Audio, Live Show Video
2012StageIt Show #19 - 11-23-2012Live Audio, StageIt.com
2012StageIt Show #15 - 11-07-2012Live Audio, StageIt.com
2012Live at Golden State Theatre - Monterey, CALive Audio
2000Live at FezLive Audio
1999Let’s Get Christmas (EP)Studio Album
1995Hello Family Santa SpecialCompilation Album

 

Lyrics


Merry Christmas
Why are we alone?
I've got so much to give to you
For the holidays
Can I come back home?
I am sorry for ever hurting you

I'm outside pressed to your window
Watching everything you do
I won't ask your forgiveness
Just give me a second chance for Christmas

In the living room
I can see you cryin
Just standing beneath the misteltoe
Your face aglow
By the fireside
I feel like a ghost in the wind and snow

I watch your beauty, it's haunting
You must be looking right through me
I won't ask your forgiveness
Just give me a second chance for Christmas

I will wait for you under these stars
Until I see the sun
You're the only one
The only one I love

You string up the lights
On your Christmas tree
I hear Nat King Cole on your stereo
The tree is bare
Where it's out of reach
The top is without an angel

I never liked decorating
I saw the forest for burning
I won't ask your forgiveness
Just give me a second chance for Christmas
 
Just give me a second chance for Christmas