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I was thinking I could clean up for Christmas,
and then, baby, I’m through.
Four more weeks that couldn’t make any difference,
except maybe to you.”

The holiday season has always been important to me, a time of year that I clung to hoping to somehow turn into something perfect and clean and beautiful and unrealistic, just once. It is naive and childish, and completely improbable for me to want that kind of thing, but I have, I did, and I still do. There were promises made during years past that I knew deep down would never be kept, but like this fictional perfect Christmas that I saw on movie and television screens as a child, I could not help but try to believe.

I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up For Christmas (live) :: Aimee Mann

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