Merry Coughmas

by Neon Cough




The ever-expanding Christmas album from Neon Cough. A collection of originals, covers, and traditional Christmas carols.

1. White Out
Recorded Christmas 2012. Neon Cough original.

2. Neonlicht
Recorded Christmas 2012. Originally recorded by Kraftwerk.

3. C​-​H​-​R​-​I​-​S​-​T​-​M​-​A​-​S
Recorded Christmas 2012. Neon Cough original.

4. Christmas Screensaver
Recorded Christmas 2012. Neon Cough original.

5. Little Hands
Recorded Christmas 2010. Originally recorded by Alexander "Skip" Spence.

6. Christmas Wrapping
Recorded Christmas 2013. Originally recorded by The Waitresses.

7. Little Drummer Boy
Recorded Christmas 2013. Traditional.

8. Marshmallow World
Recorded Christmas 2014. Originally recorded by Bing Crosby.

9. 7 O'Clock News / Silent Night
Recorded Christmas 2014. Originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel.


released 02 December 2014



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Track Name: White Out
Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la

White out
I’ve written this letter too much
White out
Let me start over
Its white out
Maybe the postman won’t come
White out
I could use a snowblower

But I heard there’s no school from the radio
And I know I wanna write you soon but I’ve got no way with words
The sun is ultraviolet bright reflecting shining white
My eraser is all worn down, I need some white out

Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la

White out
I’m feeling a bit out of touch
White out
Another year older
Its a white out
Staring down at a blank page
White out
Your shoulder is colder

But I heard there’s no work from the tv set
And I know I’m gonna write you soon, I’m pretty much all set
The sun is shining in my eyes and I wanna see you tonight
Forget every shade of gray, its a white out

How’s your resolution gonna find out a solution
All the coughing and pollution and the problems that are plaguing you
At the bottom of a mug walking up and down the stairs
Sweep ‘em underneath the rug cuz I’m wassailing away these blues

Fa la la la la
Fa la la la la
(Mother Mary come to me)
(Very merry company)
Track Name: Neonlicht
Schimmendes neonlicht
Und wenn die nacht anbricht
Ist diese stadt aus licht

(English translation)
Neon lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of light
Track Name: C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S

How’s Little Saint Nick coming down your chimney?
50 cups of coffee and it finally came to me
In with the guests, hiding in your laundry
Hanging off the back on the back of your Christmas tree


I was driving through the woods on a foggy Christmas Eve
I saw 8 tiny deer and you know what they said it to me?
“Can we catch a ride please open sesame”
They pulled me ‘round the world and rest is history
Track Name: Christmas Screensaver
The weather inside is delightful
The Christmas lights are on a timer
And we’ll huddle, me and you tonight
Around the Christmas screensaver

The static on the TV is snowing
The blinking lights on the cable box are glowing
You’re with me tonight in the laptop’s light
In front of the Christmas screensaver

Our favorite Blu-rays are in the player
The candy canes are mango flavored
And you’ll kiss me goodnight into the webcam’s eye
In front of the Christmas wallpaper

I didn’t hear from you
But I want to see you soon
I know you’re at home and you left your little phone
The one with the Christmas screensaver
Track Name: Little Hands
Little hands clapping
Children are laughing
Little hands clapping all over the world

Piper is piping
Drummers are drumming
Little hands clapping all over the world

Come let us meet them
Ah, yes, we will greet them

Little hands clapping
Children are caring
Piper is piping all over the world

Out in the street
The sick that you meet
How many friends do you call your own?

Come let us meet them
Ah, yes, we will greet them

Little hands clapping
Children are happy
Little hands loving all 'round the world

Little hands clasping
Truth they are grasping
A world with no pain for one and all

Come let us meet them
Ah, yes, we will greet them
Track Name: Christmas Wrapping
"Bah, humbug!" No, that's too strong
'Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year's been a busy blur
Don't think I have the energy

To add to my already mad rush
Just 'cause it's 'tis the season.
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from

Last year, ski shop,
Encounter, most interesting.
Had his number but never the time
Most of '81 passed along those lines.

So deck those halls, trim those trees
Raise up cups of Christmas cheer,
I just need to catch my breath,
Christmas by myself this year.

Calendar picture, frozen landscape,
Chilled this room for twenty-four days,
Evergreens, sparkling snow
Get this winter over with!

Flashback to springtime, saw him again,
Would've been good to go for lunch,
Couldn't agree when we were both free,
We tried, we said we'd keep in touch.

Didn't, of course, 'til summertime,
Out to the beach to his boat could I join him?
No, this time it was me,
Sunburn in the third degree.

Now the calendar's just one page
And, of course, I am excited
Tonight's the night, but I've set my mind
Not to do too much about it.

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
But I think I'll miss this one this year.

Hardly dashing through the snow
Cause I bundled up too tight
Last minute have-to-do's
A few cards a few calls
'Cause it's r-s-v-p
No thanks, no party lights
It's Christmas Eve, gonna relax
Turned down all of my invites.
Last fall I had a night to myself,
Same guy called, Halloween party,
Waited all night for him to show,
This time his car wouldn't go,

Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late,
Trudge on home to celebrate
In a quiet way, unwind
Doing Christmas right this time.

A&P has provided me
With the world's smallest turkey
Already in the oven, nice and hot
Oh damn! Guess what I forgot?

So on with the boots, back out in the snow
To the only all-night grocery,
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
In the line is that guy I've been chasing all year!

"I'm spending this one alone," he said.
"Need a break; this year's been crazy."
I said, "Me too, but why are you?
You mean you forgot cranberries too?"

Then suddenly we laughed and laughed
Caught on to what was happening
That Christmas magic's brought this tale
To a very happy ending! "

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
Couldn't miss this one this year!
Track Name: Little Drummer Boy
Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum
Track Name: Marshmallow World
It's a marshmallow world that we live in
Where the snow never melts off the ground
Take the time to lie, under whipped cream skies
I've waited for you all year round

Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
In the arms of the evergreen trees
And the sun is red, like a pumpkin's head
It's shining so your nose won't sneeze

The world is a snowball, see how it grows
That's how it goes, whenever it snows
The world is a snowball, just for a song
Get out and roll it along

It's a yum-yummy world made of Sweet Tarts
Take a walk with a peppermint swirl
It's a sugar taste, what if spring is late?
Believe me it's a marshmallow world
Track Name: 7 O'Clock News / Silent Night
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born