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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:14 pm
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Is anyone else surprised that this song doesn't get more recognition? It's definitely one of the best RK songs and a great Christmas song. Come on, the sleigh bells, the harps, when those guitars kick in at the end...classic.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:58 pm
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I agree wholeheartedly with the above. Xmas Cake is one of my favorites too, kds405. The lyrics, I think, are also some of the loveliest, most heartbreaking RK has ever written. To wit:

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You should just give up/ Because our love's become/ Selling secrets to the Russians/ They don't need/ The cold war is on between you and me

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Because what good is seeing if love's not looking back at you?/ And what good is feeling if my hands aren't touching you?

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And another angel came down/ He was wearing only a cloud/ He said, "Sew up the bad that you've done/ Tomorrow, Christmas day comes"


Not just a song for Christmas, though its a beautiful Christmas song, if you get what I mean. And, yes, the sleigh bells are righteous.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:46 pm
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I make a holiday mix every year and hook all my friends up with it. There's a Blue Side (gloomier songs) and a White Side (the festive shit) and this is almost always on the blue side. To date, the only comments I've ever received on Xmas Cake are usually along the lines of, "That one about the cake made me want to kill myself." or "What the fuck is Christmas cake?" Bummer.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:52 pm
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delia wrote:
I make a holiday mix every year and hook all my friends up with it. There's a Blue Side (gloomier songs) and a White Side (the festive shit) and this is almost always on the blue side. To date, the only comments I've ever received on Xmas Cake are usually along the lines of, "That one about the cake made me want to kill myself." or "What the fuck is Christmas cake?" Bummer.


I looooove Xmas Cake but I think the fact that I love it worries my friends.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:30 pm
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This is definitely one of my favorite Rilo Kiley songs. It's also one of the saddest. Sad, but very beautiful. I love Jenny's voice in this song, and I love the lyrics.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:11 pm
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I'm the biggest loser in the world because I STILL don't have that song. Could anyone be a doll and share it? I searched the Requests thread in the Multimedia forum and found people asking for it, but didn't find anyone who uploaded it...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:33 pm
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I'm the biggest loser in the world because I STILL don't have that song. Could anyone be a doll and share it? I searched the Requests thread in the Multimedia forum and found people asking for it, but didn't find anyone who uploaded it...


http://www.hypem.com

enter in xmas cake in the search bar, i found a couple.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:49 pm
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happyfish wrote:
v-rinny wrote:
I'm the biggest loser in the world because I STILL don't have that song. Could anyone be a doll and share it? I searched the Requests thread in the Multimedia forum and found people asking for it, but didn't find anyone who uploaded it...


http://www.hypem.com

enter in xmas cake in the search bar, i found a couple.


Thank youuuuu!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:37 pm
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delia wrote:
I make a holiday mix every year and hook all my friends up with it. There's a Blue Side (gloomier songs) and a White Side (the festive shit) and this is almost always on the blue side. To date, the only comments I've ever received on Xmas Cake are usually along the lines of, "That one about the cake made me want to kill myself." or "What the fuck is Christmas cake?" Bummer.


dude i would love to hear what songs you put on your mix. i love themed mixes haha
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:49 pm
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omg... this is the saddest song ever. It's like my worst fears summorized into a Christmas song. Wasen't expecting that!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:04 am
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What a coincidence! I've been listening to this song non-stop lately. Definitely one of Rilo's best songs.

I love the choir vocals...it reminds me of Sarah Blasko, another great singer songwriter. Also, I love the part at the beginning where Jenny says 'it's almost Christmas'.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:27 pm
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I know I'll sound like a horrible fan for this but I have honestly only heard this song once about 5 or 6 years ago. For a while, I scoured the P2P programs for it and never found it so eventually I gave up. Now since you guys made me remember the song, I decided to go on Youtube and listen to it for the first time since then. And man, I mean Jenny has always had a knack for making me feel deliciously sad, but this song just made me want to strangle myself with Christmas lights. I saw myself lying there dead while the lights were flashing in time with the song haha. Its a great song and its definitely slept on. I don't understand why RK just disposes of their unreleased tracks, its not like their bad songs. I can understand why some of the EP songs get ignored but alot of these b-side/non album tracks are very strong. At least Jenny revisits her unreleased material...ehhh whatever.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:35 pm
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pagerkyma wrote:
omg... this is the saddest song ever. It's like my worst fears summorized into a Christmas song. Wasen't expecting that!


I think this is probably why it doesn't get more recognition. For a Christmas song it's a hell of a downer. Definitely for the folks who like 'A Christmas Story' over 'It's a Wonderful Life.' Razz
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