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Christmas on Earth

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It's the 23rd day of December The kids are lying in the back Sleep has wrapped around them They don't know where they're at I believe in gift giving We gave the utmost of all I've commit my crimes and I did the time Now I'm taking back it all It's cold outside and the passing by gas stations light up the night And it's Christmas on earth It's Christmas on earth It's Christmas on earth Yeah, it's Christmas on earth It's Christmas, it's Christmas, it's Christmas on earth Lost custody to the bitch I deserve to see my kids Soon they'll send out a search team And I know all hell awaits She's worried sick, of course she is But I had to see them on Christmas day As all the love that never came my way And the triumphs that weren't to be By the time their presents are unwrapped They'll come knocking, looking for me It's cold outside and the passing by gas stations light up the night And it's Christmas on earth It's Christmas on earth It's Christmas on earth Yes, it's Christmas on earth It's Christmas, it's Christmas, it's Christmas on earth Paid alimony, that I did I deserve to see my kids And it's Christmas on earth It's Christmas on earth It's Christmas on earth Yeah, it's Christmas on earth It's Christmas, it's Christmas, it's Christmas on earth Lost custody to the bitch I deserve to see my kids
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“Christmas On Earth” is a carol about parental kidnapping. Offering no background story to clarify the motives, we journey through the racing mind of a father in the midst of the disquieting act of having abducted his own children.

Draped in the melancholic backdrop of December, “Christmas On Earth” is an ode and a contribution to the great tradition of Christmas song. Bereft of sarcasm, we shine an adult and intricate light on the sad beauty which stands as the natural backside to the sometimes one-dimensional notions of joy integrated into the season.

Embracing the trivial and banal customs that go with its territory, this is a eulogy to the benevolence of Christmastime. Now deck the halls with boughs of holly!

-Elias Bender Rønnenfelt

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released December 1, 2017

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Marching Church Copenhagen, Denmark

Marching Church, formerly an outlet for the mostly solo musical experiments of Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (Iceage, Vår), metamorphosed into a full band during the sessions for their 2014 LP, This World Is Not Enough.

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