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Merry Christmas

by Sam Newton



She picks up where she left off
Nothing changes down here
Empty bottles on the table
And a fridge filled with beer
It’s a long way from the city
In a tight time of year
Merry Christmas and thanks for the cheer

The TV in the back room
In a 5.1 sound
His hearing is fading
He speaks way too loud
There’s a movie that he’s wanted
To watch now she’s here
Merry Christmas and thanks for the cheer

The flies are relentless
It’s humid and hot
Swim while you’re walking
Sink when you stop
He lives all alone
For reasons unclear
Merry Christmas and thanks for the cheer

Don’t you pretend to be stable
Or lie when you say that you’re able
To keep up this thing that you’ve started
She can see through and won’t disregard you
Love is a gift given freely

She stayed for a week
Now it’s time to go home
A cuddle and kiss
Watch for cops on the road
Time is a thief
Guess I’ll see you next year

Merry Christmas and thanks for the cheer
Merry Christmas and thanks for the cheer


released December 18, 2020
Produced by Sam Newton and Lachlan Bryan
Engineered and Mixed by Sam Newton
Except for Piano recorded by Lachlan Bryan
Mastered by Jonathan Burnside

Artwork by Caroline Cooke 2020

Sam Newton - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice, Percussion
Lachlan Bryan - Upright Piano
Rebecca Ursino - Voice


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Sam Newton Sydney, Australia

Sam Newton, a singer-songwriter based in Sydney, weaves introspection and raw emotion into his music. With his soul-stirring vocals and poignant lyrics, he paints a vivid sonic landscape that explores the depths of human experiences. Sam's authentic songwriting strikes a chord with listeners, inviting them into a world of heartfelt storytelling and connection. ... more

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