Heaven's Sake

by Curt Smith

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Heaven’s Sake is my holiday song for 2011. The idea behind it is "Occupy Christmas." I was thinking about the hideous monetization (e.g. layaway) of what is meant to be a religious holiday. Christmas with piss and vinegar, if you will. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the ka-ching of a cash register in the chorus.

As with my other solo efforts, this is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. Play nicely.

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Silent night
Hold me tight
Winter haze
Turns to bright-er
Than bright when we're ready to believe
The snow starts falling

Lie away, lay awake
There'll be hell to pay
For heaven's sake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
There'll be hell to pay
For heaven's sake

Silver bells
Kiss and tell
Give and take
Save yourself
For the day when you're ready to receive
The son is rising

Lie away, lay awake
There'll be hell to pay
For heaven's sake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
There'll be hell to pay
For heaven's sake

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released December 12, 2011
Produced by Curt Smith and The Reverend Charlton Pettus

Written by Smith/Pettus Published by Happy Fish Music exclusively administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Limited (BMI) / Margerine Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at Shabby Road
Mixed by Charlton Pettus
Mastered by Ten Jensen at Sterling Sound

Lead vocals: Curt Smith
Backing vocals: Claire Acey, Charlton Pettus, Georgica Pettus, Harry Pettus

All instruments: Curt Smith and Charlton Pettus, except drums by Aaron Sterling

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Curt Smith Los Angeles, California

Curt Smith is the co-founder of Tears For Fears, with which he continues to tour worldwide, as well as an acclaimed solo musician. He also writes music for film, television and the web, most recently scoring the independent feature Meth Head,. He's a regular speaker at creative, media and technology events including TEDxHollywood, TEDxSan Francisco and the USC Annenberg Online Communities program. ... more

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