Last Christmas (What Do You Say​?​)

by Scott Spark

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This song's all wrapped up in wanderlust at Christmastime - it's from my debut album, Fail Like You Mean It | more:


What kind of child were you?
And would you, as a child, have befriended me?
Did you visit the city square, in December
to see the tree, and think
shouldn't trees be living?
Lit-up, or not?

How long
did you share a bedroom
with you older brother, Andrew?
Did your sisters rise
earlier than the both of you
on the morning of
Christmas Day?

(What do you say, what do you say)
Let's make this our last Christmas in this city
(What do you say, what do you say)
I'm not disparaging home or family
just dreaming of Christmas
in some foreign, faraway place
(What do you say, what do you say)

Tammy crossed her
fingers for a turtle
and Michelle prayed for a puppy
What was the thing
that you really wanted
but never did see
Me, I wished I belonged
to bigger family
which is funny, considering


released December 23, 2011
Piano, celeste, wurlitzer, voice: Scott Spark
Bass: Adele Pickvance
Backing vocals: Megan Washington
Sound engineer: Emerson Bavinton
Mixed by Tucker Martine
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen



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Scott Spark Sydney, Australia

Scott Spark sings about strategies for outsmarting death, love, wanderlust at Christmastime and life’s variety of screw-ups, while plinking the keys of anything that has them. As showcased on his albums, Fail Like You Mean It (2010) and Muscle Memory (2014), his sound is like a threesome between Harry Nilsson, Fiona Apple and ELO. ... more

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