December 24th, 2004

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A little Xmas cheer

"Oh Dear Tannenbaum"
By Reverend Beautiful Pyre


Poor little tree, killed for your fir,
I pine with rage at your murder;
Your life ended for a one-month decoration,
I scream my rage at your desecration;
Evergreen never again, oh Tannenbaum,
I weep my rage at how you've been wronged;
Fir is murder, people should invest in faux,
And until they do, I will tell them so.

©2003 PAWMOT (People Against the Wanton Murder Of Trees)

"Faux Fir"
(To the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree")
By Rev. Beautiful Pyre


Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
Sacred, sublime in your glory.
Or at least you were, before the saw-
Blades took you into the deep maw
Of a holiday, a holiday,
That only lasts two nights a year.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
You are so wild and so free,
Now that they've torn your roots apart,
Because they have a frozen heart,
For chlorophyll, for chlorophyll,
Anything that's alive, they will kill.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
I'd rather that it had been me.
They sacrificed you on the altar of
A holiday dedicated to love,
And harmony, and harmony,
I wish that it had been me.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
You are perennial just like me.
Or at least you were, before you died,
Am I the only one who cried
For your murder, for your murder,
Who else cried for your murder?

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
Why don't they get it, why don't they see
That the death of such a beautiful life,
Is just so wrong and is not right,
For a holiday, a holiday,
They killed you for their holiday.
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
They killed you for a two-day holiday.

Chaotic Blessings;
---Fay