Happy Christmas by John Lennon and Yoko Ono is one of those songs...
I have listened to it every year of my life. I love it because it is so familiar. Because it reminds me of so many happy memories (and a few sad ones too).
But I have never understood what Lennon means when he sings, "Another year over and a new one just begun." I agree that the year feels like it's ended at Christmas. But it hasn't. There's still a week left until it actually ends on 31st December. And a new year most definitely hasn't begun. Although, in fact, my thoughts have already turned to next year and all the things I want to do. In that sense - inside my head - a new year has begun.
Hm, maybe the lyrics aren't so weird after all.
A Spaceman Came Travelling, on the other hand...
(First published on my blog page 15th December 2016)
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.