In Case They Miss The Ads


Of Course They Know It’s Christmas
(after Midge Ure & Bob Geldof)

It’s Christmastime; and there’s every reason to be afraid
At Christmastime, we let the light love us and we banish shame
Down our streets of plenty we can spread the smirk of money
Throw your arms around a former bass guitarist
Whose name you think is Chris at Christmastime

But ping your pennies at the other ones
In the long line outside the foodbank
As you drive loudly past
In your silver BMW
Because it’s better than paying tax

At Christmastime
It gets hard, though not as hard as it used to, when you’re having fun
With a reupholstered former model who claims to be a cousin
Of General Pinochet’s personal physician
There’s a world outside your triple-gazed PVC window
And it’s a world of fear and hate
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting
Of an accountant from Penge
Peeing on rough sleepers
Because his train is late again

We could’ve kept our enormous
Mouths shut, or had the good taste
To be found dead in suspicious
Circumstances at least a decade ago
Instead we offer
A bunch of rock stars who’d be forgotten
If it wasn’t for this old song

And the alarms that go off there
Are the clanging chimes of private property
Well tonight thank Lucifer it’s them instead of Bono
And there will be ice in sleeping bags this Christmastime
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is death
Remind them that it’s Christmastime
In case they missed the ads

Kevin Higgins


17 thoughts on “In Case They Miss The Ads

  1. Anomanomanom

    Well that was complete poo. The tone seems to be, people with money are bad, because some people are homeless. Oh the usual dig at bono for……Well nothing really.

  2. On The Buses

    That was poop. The general pinochet’s personal physician bit. I know you thought you sounded like a tombstone blues era Dylan, but in fact, you just sounded like a ponce.

  3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    My Mummy taught me that if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

  4. Warden of the Snort

    These are actually getting worse, I didn’t think it was possible but he’s managed it somehow

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