Sonata Arctica Christmas Spirits Lyrics

“Hey, why don’t you sit down, children

Grandpa’ll tell you a little story

Not so long time ago, perhaps it was even last Christmas, who’s to say

The following story took place in far north

In a beautiful place where northern lights dance in the wintry sky and millions of stars with smiling moon oversee this magical play

They call this place Lapland

As you know, this is where Santa Claus lives together with Mrs. Santa and countless elves and other creatures

Usually things go as planned, but one day, somehow, one of the elves found Santa’s secret cabin filled with Christmas spirits…

An event that almost ruined Christmas”

Undecked halls, this seems fishy

Rudolph’s running down to Santa’s shack

“The elves are gone! The times are busy!”

“I cannot build the toys with one pair of hands”

Oh my, the empty shelves, they found the hidden

Spirits of last Christmas, “Now I see…

Fuel yer nose, we’ll search the city

Those guys will drink the world a dry of Irish things”

“Run, Rudolph run, with bells and whistles

We’re searching every bar and guest house”

The Santa’s call they’ll heed, soon wobble

In a circle round the tilted Christmas tree

“Santa, pretty please

Won’t you let us have more Irish tea for

We’ll be fuelled by Christmas Spirits

From this day on ’till the end of times”

“Why you little tea glazed monsters

These toys I see, they’re not exactly for children, I believe…

You’ve gotta be out of your minds

These are toys of a different kind

What would you do with this one anyway…”

“Here’s what we’ll do… Now!”

“Undo the mess, get back in the line now

Then go, build toys and a fiddle

24 days and nights in the moonlight

You’ll work and here is a riddle”

“What doesn’t have feet, still runs away… it’s time”

“Alright, back to work now”

“So once again all was well in the house of Santa

Toys were built and gifts got packed, as usual

But every now and again you may just get something…

You did not really wish for

And well, now you should have an idea why…”

“Enough with that infernal yodelling! Get to work!”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah…!”·$%/&@!”

“Oh, shut up you!”

“And this, children, is when Santa learned to hide his Christmas spirits from the elves

But you know, still, sometimes, during Christmas holidays, if you are quiet and smell really carefully, you just may find a tiny trail of Christmas spirit in your very own home

Now, time to turn in. Go go go. Good night”