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Christmas Lights
Kylie Christmas Snow Queen Edition
Song by Kylie Minogue
From the album Kylie Christmas
Released 25 November 2016 (2016-11-25)
Recorded 2016
Genre
  • Christmas
  • pop
Length 4:06
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
  • Guy Berryman
  • Jonny Buckland
  • Will Champion
  • Chris Martin
Producer(s) Steve Anderson
Kylie Christmas track listing
"Cried Out Christmas"
(20)
"Christmas Lights"
(21)
"Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)"
(22)

"Christmas Lights" is a song by British band Coldplay, released originally in December 2010. Kylie Minogue recorded a cover of the song for inclusion on the re-issue of her Christmas album, released in 2016.

Background and composition

"Christmas Lights" was written in 2010 by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin, with Kylie's cover produced by Steve Anderson.

At a running time of four minutes and six seconds, "Christmas Lights" is set in the key of A major, at a tempo of 131 beats per minute.

Release

In 2015, Kylie released her first Christmas album, entitled Kylie Christmas. The album was recorded over the last half of 2015, and included 16 songs, six of which were original songs. This album was re-issued in November 2016, under the subtitle Snow Queen Edition, containing a further six songs, one of which being "Christmas Lights", appearing as the penultimate song of the album.

Live performances

In support of Kylie Christmas, Kylie performed a show in the Royal Albert Hall; this concert series was continued with a further two shows in 2016, altering the set order to feature songs from the Snow Queen Edition; "Christmas Lights" was featured in the fourth act following a performance of "Spinning Around".

Lyrics

Christmas night, another fight
Tears, we cried a flood
Got all kinds of poison in
Of poison in my blood

I took my feet
To Oxford Street
Trying to right a wrong
Just walk away
Those windows say
But I can't believe she's gone

When you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Up above candles on air flicker
Oh, they flicker and they float
But I'm up here holding on
To all those chandeliers of hope

Like some drunken Elvis singing
I go singing out of tune
Saying how I always loved you darling
And I always will

Oh, when you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh, Christmas lights, keep shining on

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Maybe they'll bring you back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh, Christmas lights, keep shining on

Oh, Christmas lights
Light up the street
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights, keep shining on

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