Oli Spleen & Benbo: A Carol For Joseph (Radio Edit)

Majestic indie carol about Joseph‘s frustration at the whole virgin birth incident.

RIYL: Pulp / Jacques Brel / The Pogues

Vocal 0:09; cello 0:34; Christmas chimes 0:49; orchestra 1:22; step up 1:34; broadens 2:00; climax 2:46. Potentially shocking.

Alternate versions: Main, Instrumental

Energy: medium Pace: midtempo BPM: 180 Explicit: no
Production style: Christmas/holidays, comedy
Mood: absurd, atmospheric, cheeky, Christmassy, dirty, dramatic, edgy, English, expansive, fun, grand, impassioned, louche, lush, offensive, ponderous, silly, spacious, splendid, whimsical
Lyrics:

Mother Mary, moist and wise
Let me feel your silken thighs
Let me in between your knees
Let me please you, if you please

Baby Jesus, small and blunt
Fallen from your virgin cunt
They say he is the chosen one
But the bastard’s not my son

Mary meek and Mary mild
Mary had a little child
She got pregnant, that’s a fact
With her hymen still intact

Mother Mary, moist and wise
Let me feel your silken thighs
Let me in between your knees
Let me please you, if you please

Let me at the bloody sod
Be he angel or be he god
Who infiltrated Mary’s muff
And got Mary up the duff

Mary Mary I thought you loved me
But you’ve never even fucked me
Now you’re ripped from arse to clit
Will I ever get a bit? Oh

Mother Mary, moist and wise
Let me feel your silken thighs
Let me in between your knees
Let me please you, if you please

Instrumentation: woodwinds, flute, clarinet, piccolo, harp, chimes, piano, electric bass, drumkit, male vocal, cello, backing vocals, electric guitar, choir, orchestral strings, accordion
Subject matter: defensiveness, disbelief, dissembling/lying, entitlement, frustration, pleading, processing, self-pity, suspicion, wishing/wanting, smallness, communication, lies, mis/understanding, secrets, anxiety/worry, despair, pleasure, birth injury, health, turmoil, confusion, uncertainty, wisdom/understanding, family, relationships, attraction/desire, bastardry, betrayal, child/children, couple, father, grudges, mother, parents, Christmas, babies, me, you, the impossible, god, immaculate conception/virgin birth, Jesus, Joseph, prayer, religion/spirituality, the Virgin Mary, abstinence, conception, fidelity/monogamy, pregnancy/birth, sexual intercourse, arse/ass, clitoris, knees, thighs, vagina
Meter: 6/8 BPM range: over 140
Genre: Indie Rock / Alternative / Christmas / Seasonal / Adult Alternative Style: alt pop, ballad, humour, indie, orchestral
Publishing rightsholder: Copyright Control/Pink Lizard Music Limited Publishing clears through: Pink Lizard Music
Master rightsholder: Pink Lizard Music Limited Master clears through: Pink Lizard Music
Composed by: Oliver William Speer (PRS)/ Benbo (PRS) ISRC: QMPKX1328361