Spend Christmas With Me

The Christmas Train

Christmas in Juarez

We can jingle, we can jangle

While we decorate the tree

Come on over, baby

And spend Christmas with me

 

We'll carve the turkey, hang the stockings

Oh, how happy we will be

Come on over, baby

And spend Christmas with me

 

It's ho, ho, hum all Christmas Eve

Just watching snowflakes fall

We'll disconnect the TV set

And wait for Santa's call

 

We can cuddle, we can snuggle

You can sit on Santa's knee

Come on over, baby

And spend Christmas with me

 

It's ho, ho, ho all Christmas Day

Just sitting by the fire

We'll leave alone the telephone

No one will be the wiser

 

And wehn the presents are all open

Oh, how happy we will be

Come on over, baby 

And spend Christmas with me

Come on over, baby  -

And spend Christmas with me

I'm waiting for the Christmas train

Dreaming of the houses where I was raised

With holly on the door,

And presents on the floor,

I'm waiting for the Christmas train

 

I'm getting on the Christmas train

Hoping my home town still looks the same

A candle burning bright

Waits for me tonight

I'm getting on the Christmas train

 

Friends and family gather 'round

If for a few short days

My mother's sure to cry

When we part ways

Then thrown back in your cell,

You'll know how far you fell

If you've been on the Christmas train

 

I'm getting off the Christmas train

They'll be waiting there to take my name

And walk me down the halls

back to the cold, grey walls

I'm getting off the Christmas train

Friends and family gather 'round

If for a few short days

My sister's sure to cry

When we part ways

Then thrown back in your cell,

You'll know how far you fell

If you've been on the Christmas train

Ran out of work and funds got low

Threw some bad checks around El Paso

Before I could get ver far

The sheriff pulled me from my car

The judge then brought me up from jail

And said, 'Before I give you bail,

Be back when that warrant says!'

But I'll spend Christmas in Juarez

 

When you hear the church bells ring

And the choir starts to sing

Stop and think of me sometime

Down below the borderline

And if you're in a northern town

When the snow falls on the ground

Raise a glass to absent friends

Spending Christmas in Juarez

Met a lovely senorita

Whispered, very nice to meet ya

I held her close with all my might

Under the cover of the night

I took her hand and we went walking

She let her smile do the talking

The darkest eyes, the cutest mouth

Then she went north, and I went south

If you’re holding someone dear

When the carolers appears

Stop and think of me sometime

Down below the borderline

And if you’re in a northern town

When the snow falls on the ground

Raise a glass to absent friends

Spending Christmas in Juarez

 

To hold my job at the maquila,

I keep the foreman in tequila

And work a fourteen hour day

For eight hours worth of pay

Head back each night to my room

Stare out the window of my room

At the stars that sealed my fate

High above the Lone Star state

 

When you hear the church bells ring

And the choir starts to sing

Stop and think of me sometime

Down below the borderline

And if you’re in a northern town

When the snow falls on the ground

Raise a glass to absent friends

Spending Christmas in Juarez