Bruce Rits Gilbert

Christmas in Philly

by Bruce Rits Gilbert & the Missing Years

Released 2017
Bruce Rits Gilbert and the Missing Years
Released 2017
Bruce Rits Gilbert and the Missing Years
Hey Philly Phans! This one's for you! "Christmas in Philly," inspired by John Prine's "Christmas in Prison," is a uniquely Philadelphia Christmas tune by Bruce Rits Gilbert & The Missing Years. Trust the Process! And party down Broad Street!
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    Christmas in Philly

    Christmas in Philly

     

    Verse 1

     

    It was Christmas in Philly, all the lights were lit up                                                                 

    We were dark and defeated, when the lighting bolt struck

    And I think of it always even when I don’t think

    The process is happening, hey!, we’re on the brink

     

    Chorus

     

    Wait some more, forever it seems

    The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

    They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

     

    Verse 2

     

    The Flyers they tease you year after year

    But winning a Cup, oh, it seems so not near

    Rocky was a champ, and the Phillies were too

    The Eagles are surging, they won’t make us blue

     

    Chorus

     

    Wait some more, forever it seems

    The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

    They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

     

     

    Verse 3

     

    Soon the sun’ll be shinin’ on the Mummers parade

    Cheap booze on our breath, but I ain’t afraid

     Cuz it’s Christmas in Philly, and tonight I will dream

    Of a party down Broad Street for a championship team

     

    Chorus

     

    Wait some more, forever it seems

    The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

    They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

     

NOTES
"Christmas in Philly," inspired by John Prine's "Christmas in Prison," is a uniquely Philadelphia tune (Trust the Process!) written by Bruce Rits Gilbert and Teddy Grossman, and performed by Bruce Rits Gilbert & The Missing Years.

The Missing Years, a band in the tradition of The Traveling Wilburys, includes singer-songwriter Bruce Rits Gilbert, Teddy Grossman (frontman for Great Divide), Matt Lyons (frontman for The Parameters), Nick Gunty (one-half of the amazing folk duo, Frances Luke Accord), and Glenn Ferracone.

Featuring amazing vocals and harmonies by Teddy, Nick and Bruce, sparking lead guitar by Matt, Nick's rhythm guitar, Teddy on piano and organ, Bruce's guitar and harmonica, and Glenn's drums, "Christmas in Philly" will give Philadelphia sports fans the ultimate Christmas present: A party down Broad Street for a championship team!