All My Heathen Friends

by Old Royals

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You know what we all need right now? A new Christmas song. A song that you can yell real loud and laugh about all this funny holiday business. So we wrote ourselves a Christmas song!

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Happy holidays!

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There’s Christmas lights strung up tight
On the ceiling of the neighborhood dive bar
But to be fair they’re always there
And I could stay for another beer
Or put on my coat and walk home in the snow
It’s been at it for days and shoveling’s getting old

'Cause I don’t really care about the manger
Or the Macy’s Day Parade
Or 5 AM half price TV sets

'Cause I want to spend Christmas night
In a dive bar with all my heathen friends

Now it’s Christmas Day and I woke up late
I gotta make my way to my folk's place
Dinner’s at three and the drinks are free
When we were kids there were gifts
Now we’re sipping coffee talking politics
But I love ‘em all the same despite the difference

And I don't really want another gift card
Or a fake Christmas tree
Or check out line stocking stuffer tchotchkes

'Cause I want to spend Christmas night
In a dive bar with all my heathen friends

And if the bar’s closed we’ll find a Chinese restaurant
And drink scorpion bowls
Yeah, it’s all about looking out for who you’ve got
And showing them what they mean to you
And Christmas Day’s as good as any

'Cause I want to spend Christmas night
In a dive bar
I want to spend Christmas night
In a dive bar with all my heathen friends

credits

released December 17, 2016
produced by Old Royals
recorded by James Duffy & Ryan Loftus
mixed & mastered by Jake Suben
photo by Connor Millican

Ian Cluggish - drums, percussion, vocals
James Duffy - bass, piano, synth, vocals
Ryan Loftus - acoustic guitar, vocals
Mike Oehmen - Saxophone
Jeremy Whitney - electric guitar, vocals

Recorded at TELEFUNKEN Studios and Chateau Layton, December 2016

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Old Royals Hartford, Connecticut

Old Royals are a rock and roll band. They write songs with quiet little acoustics, then play them loudly with distorted electrics and hearty drums. Everyone in the band partakes in their own musical musings and brings them together like a spicy pot of jambalaya. Old Royals look forward to raging every venue like its their very own basement. Old Royals don't know much, but they know they love you. ... more

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