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Happy Early Birthday Jesus

from Narwhals are Real by Lightning Lucas

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I said 'Happy Early Birthday Jesus' to Caleb, and he said to make that into a song. So I did.

This is the version Featuring Joel Delgado on mandolin and Gene Bowlen on vocals at the end. It was recorded for the Our Community Place Christmas CD Vol. III. It was recorded and mixed by Gene Bowlen at BeARcade Studio in Port Republic.


We're all ecstatic to have you born again,
and wonder what you have in store for us this year,
thunder ice and storms that freeze,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.

I'm writing now to say I can't await the day on which we celebrate your existing, I wonder who was there for your christening,
Grammy gives us presents that sometimes please us,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.

Your birthday is so great,
let's throw a party and stay up late,
We can dance like no one sees us,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.

We wanna tell you that we've been good,
or should I say we've been great of late,
We raked the fall leaves like daddy told us,
there's no reason he should've scolded us,
Some chocolate calendar candies should help appease us,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus

Now that Thanksgiving is past,
it's time to make the leftover turkey last,
that Wal-Mart line is getting long,
Mom, it's time to move along,
But discount shopping urges seize us,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.

It never seems to be too soon,
how 'bout September or March or June,
how 'bout December the 26th,
we can't get enough of last year's fix,
the obsession is quite egregious,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.

Your birthday is so great,
let's throw a party to celebrate,
we can dance as if no one sees us,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.

Doesn't matter what day,
just to say the following will please us,
Happy Early Birthday Jesus.


from Narwhals are Real, released February 17, 2014


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On July 21, 2013 Lucas was directly hit by a freak lightning bolt. He lived to appreciate the stage name.

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