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The Killers: Joel, The Lump Of Coal – karácsonyi dal Jimmy Kimmellel

2014. december 2., 14:25

A Killers együttes 2006 óta minden év végén kiad egy klippel kísért karácsonyi kislemezdalt, melyek bevételei a U2-frontember Bono afrikai AIDS/HIV ellen küzdő (RED) projektjét támogatják. Idén sincs ez másképp: Brandon Flowersék a legújabb számukat ezúttal Jimmy Kimmel tévéműsorának részeként mutatták be múlt éjjel. A cikkben a korábbi nyolc klipdal is megnézhető.

Nem ez az első eset, hogy a Las Vegas-i zenekar sztárvendégekkel készíti el a karácsonyi klipdalt: korábban olyan közreműködőkkel dolgoztak, mint a Curve-énekesnő Toni Halliday, a Pet Shop Boys-énekes Neil Tennant, Elton John, a Mariachi El Bronx tagjai és a Los Angeles-i Dawes együttes, a színészbarátok közül pedig Ryan Pardey, Owen Wilson és Harry Dean Stanton. Az új Killers-produkció, a gyémánttá változó kis széndarabról szóló érzelmes Joel, The Lump Of Coal születése és előadásának videója itt látható – maga a kész dal 5:15-től következik:

Joel, The Lump Of Coal

Some time ago at Santa’s place up in the old North pole,
There lived a lump of anthracite whose parents called him Joel,
Joel, Joel, the lump of coal,
Happy as a lump can be,
He just wants to keep Santa warm and make the elves cosy,
But Santa Claus has other plans for Joel one fateful day,
“Joel, you’re just the lump I need, come join me on my sleigh”,
Joel, Joel, the lump of coal,
Heart leapt up with joy,
I’ll soon be Santa’s present to a lucky girl or boy,
We’ll laugh and play together and we’ll hold each other tight,
Snuggle under clean white sheets when we go to sleep at night,
Then Santa’s elves all laughed at Joel,
“You’re in for a surprise. You’re not a special Christmas gift, you’re just a booby prize,
What kid would ever want you? You’re filthy as can be,
and now you have to go and live with one who’s been naughty.”

You pollute the air with CO2 and mercury,
Joel, Joel, the lump of coal,
Fell down upon his knees,
“I don’t want to live with a naughty kid, don’t make me, Santa, please”,
But Santa laughed his jolly laugh,
“Ho ho, you stupid lump,
you’re just the thing to teach this brat that Santa ain’t no chump, ho ho ho”,
So off they flew and before he knew Joel was in a sack,
he cried and yelled to Santa Claus,
“Why don’t we just go back?”
And then came Christmas morning and much to Joel’s surprise,
He saw a boy with the saddest face and tears were in his eyes,
(Tears were in his eyes)
He picked Joel up, he held him, he said “You can be my friend”,
(Be my next best friend)
“I would have liked some presents but you’re what Santa chose to send”,
(Santa chose to send)
“It’s true I’ve been a naughty boy and maybe that’s a sin”,
(Maybe that’s a sin)
“But if this is how Santa treats the kids, I’m just glad that I’m not him”,
Joel, Joel, the lump of coal,
Knew what he must do,
He said “Now I know the reason why I got sent to you”,
Because when a person hurts inside it turns him hard and cruel,
But I know how to make your pain into a precious jewel,
So take me in your hand, young man, and squeeze with all your might,
Let’s turn your pain and anger into something that shines bright,
Joel, Joel, the lump of coal,
He gave his life away,
So one good naughty little boy had a diamond on Christmas day.

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itt vannak egybegyűjtve a korábbi karácsonyi Killers-klipdalok is,  kronologikus sorrendben 2006-tól 2013-ig:

2006: A Great Big Sled (featuring Toni Halliday)

2007: Don’t Shoot Me Santa

2008: Joseph, Better You Than Me (featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant)

2009: ¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe! (featuring Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx)

2010: Boots

2011: The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball

2012: I Feel It In My Bones (featuring Ryan Pardey)

2013: Christmas In L.A. (featuring Dawes)

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