Every so often, around the holidays, Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis releases a new entry into her collection of “depressing Xmas” songs. This year we were blessed with another.
Sadie announced she was recording the track on Wednesday night and, five hours later, on Christmas Eve morning, just like an early version of the baby Jesus himself, it arrived:
The lyrics are available on the song’s SoundCloud and pasted below for you to peruse:
Here we go a-wassailing, assaulting what was right. Co-sign on the love of the earth to feel its light. Sign me up for choir if I’m the only lady singing. ‘Cuz all I want is solitude. Gift me reprise from you and you.
Bite down ‘cuz I love her, not because I need a muzzle. Even supervillains plead insanity in love. In the hero years we kissed under the mistletoe we’re missing. Sick of firing first shots on and off? Let’s make a break so we can say next winter we’re in love.
Here we go with sweaters on to save us from our skins. Rather take a cheat for sleep than stay up counting sled marks. Sign me up for stockings stuffed with old memorial gore. All I want is solitude. The next thing that I want is you.
I’m fed up, you better feed me, or best believe I’m going missing. The first star we both see tonight is out of sight, like love. If beauty is a terror, will snow cover the evidence of love as something beautiful?
Ah, we love that Christmas spirit.