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All I Want is You for Christmas

John on November 26, 2007 at 12:42 pm

Some friends from my church’s band put together a song for a soldier in harm’s way. Here’s the back story courtesy of a friend:

Kayt’s boyfriend, Berto, (a really nice guy from South America) was just sent over to Iraq about 4 weeks ago. It was a sudden thing. Katy’s been hearing from him (he has a lap top with him!) now and then. He can call her on the cell phone, but she can’t call to him.

He says that they’re currently assigned to go into areas and make sure the buildings are vacant. They had only eaten 8 meals in 8 days. They’re sleeping on roofs of buildings. They’re getting shot at. Definitely in harm’s way. He went into one house and saw no people, but there were wires strung around– so they ran out and — ka boom! The house was gone. Only real injury to their troop was one guy with a broken leg. Somebody’s watching over them.

So, with Katy’s boyfriend (and so many other men and women over there), we wanted to write a song for him and for soldiers and their families– which is cool because Berto can actually Get it, via his laptop, all the way over there. We had a lot of fun writing it. I played two rhythm tracks and the lead tracks, and had a lot of fun making up words with Ray [Ray is Kayt's dad and also our church's bass player.]

A care package has been sent to Berto, already. Now, we’re going to give him the song. We’re hoping lots of people go to the link, to make it a really big deal for Berto and all the soldiers who would like to be back home. Today I noticed that they added pictures of Berto near the bottom of the myspace web page.

Thanks & Merry Christmas (I thought I’d be the first person to wish you that, this year!)

Here’s the myspace page where you can here the song and here are the lyrics:

You for Christmas

All I want is you for Christmas / Mistletoe and Merry Kisses / All I want is you for Christmas
All I want is you for Christmas / Wrapped in love, my New Years wish is / All I want is you for Christmas

Don’t feel bad I don’t need no presents
It’s you I need and the love you’re sendin’
I know what you’re doin’ is to keep us free
But I don’t mind that you captured me
Do what you need to and come on home
Hey Hey Soldier you’re my only one
All I want is you for Christmas / Mistletoe and Merry Kisses / All I want is you for Christmas

Deck the halls with the love I’m missin’
I know you’re there takin’ care of business
Santa Claus workin’ round the clock,
just like the boys in the Persian Gulf
Chasing shadows till the break of dawn
Hey Hey soldier you’re my only one

All I want is you for Christmas / Mistletoe and Merry kisses / All I want is you for Christmas

Bells on bobtail ring / Making spirits bright
Wrap me up and send me / There’s an end in sight

All I want is you for Christmas / Mistletoe and Merry Kisses / All I want is you for Christmas
All I want is you for Christmas / Mistletoe and Merry Kisses / All I want is you for Christmas
All I want is you for Christmas / Wrapped in love, my New Years wish is / All I want is you for Christmas

Kayt is a very talented singer who performed the Star-Spangled Banner at a recent Angels game. I still expect her to appear on American Idol one of these years.

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