Winding Down For Christmas

Christmas Eve, 5pm
And the town market traders pull the shutters down upon another year
The shoppers head back to their homes and everything’s winding down
At the local railway station
The last train shuts its doors and if you want another one
You’ll have to wait a while
Because everything’s winding down for Christmas
 
Another year, and all those plans
Said I’d learn to speak Italian and how to cook authentic Thai cuisine
I didn’t know where to begin, and now everything’s winding down
Said I learn to East Coast Swing and  
Sweep my girl right off her feet
Now I’m out of time
Cos everything’s winding down
 
The city centre falls asleep
But I just need maybe two more weeks
The high street’s like a library
Can’t you give me two more weeks?
I’ve things to get done
But everything’s winding down
Everything’s winding down
But I’ve still got things I need to get done

Christmas eve, it’s nearly twelve
And the church bells for midnight bring the curtain down upon another year
Effectively, because everything’s winding down
Every plan gets pushed aside while
We spend the next week forced relaxing
It’s all postponed, it’s on hold
Cos everything’s winding down for Christmas
 
The city centre falls asleep
But I just need maybe two more weeks
The papers won’t be publishing
Can’t you give me two more weeks?
I’ve things to get done
But everything’s winding down
Everything’s winding down
But I’ve still got things I need to get done
 
Christmas day, a service station
A warm cup of coffee from a thermos on the motorway back home
I guess it wouldn’t hurt to think about winding down
I’ll save the list, and maybe next year
I’ll get a grip, I can’t blame Christmas
For all the things I haven’t sorted out
Now everything’s winding down and so am I