Snuggled up to keep out the icy night,
A child awakens within our adult slight,
Born of numerous Yuletides of our youth,
Could we have the perfect Christmas?
As we lay within our beds,
Snowbound dreams would fill our heads,
We’ll sleep and hope till morning.
Wash this dreary rain away,
Just for this one special day,
We’ll wait and see till morning.
Two in one within the frostful dark,
Hoping that the dawn will light a snowy spark,
And fuel the fire of winter into white,
For just one perfect Christmas.
Till morning. Oh, till morning.
Written on 15 December 1999, this track was recorded in one take using a cassette player to capture the performance of a programmed Yamaha keyboard and vocals. Around Christmas time each year, the chorus always seemed to surface in the author's head like an annual ear-worm. It was decided, therefore, that it should be re-recorded and released on the date of its adulthood, as part of a trio of Christmas songs.
The song is essentially the hope that the rainy Christmases that seem to be a perpetual part of life in southern England would be replaced by snow for 'this one special day'.
This is the first track to come with an associated music video (see below), released on YouTube on 4 December 2017.