Christmas Breaks My heart

by Melanie Peterson

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“Christmas Breaks My Heart” was produced, engineered and mixed by legendary, multiple Juno Award and Polaris Prize-winning Canadian producer and musician Michael Wojewoda in Toronto (Rheostatics, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Jerry Cans, Amelia Curran, Barenaked Ladies’ and many more).
What inspired the song? "To me, there is more than one side to Christmas. There’s the whimsical, childlike, magical side and then there is a melancholy, lonelier side. I was really drawn and excited to write a sad Christmas song about someone who was facing Christmas with a broken heart. I strangely enjoyed tapping into the loneliness and sadness someone can feel when spending Christmas alone.” - Melanie Peterson

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Christmas Breaks My Heart

It's a lonely little
twig of a tree
Not one gift
underneath
No twinkling lights
for friends to see
Still find it hard
he had to leave
And I know
it's right to say
have a happy holiday
But deep inside (deep inside)
I'm torn apart
and I don't want
Christmas to start
Cuz Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart

I've half a mind
to pack up my cloths
jump in the car
and just go
Somewhere warm
where they don't know
'bout kissin' neath
the mistletoe
And I know
it's right to say
have a happy holiday
But deep inside (in my heart)
I'm torn apart
and I don't want
Christmas to start
Cuz Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart

It seems like Christmas time
is for people in love
Maybe next year
love will be here again
love will be near again
love will be here again (love will be here again)
love will be near again

This broken heart needs
time to mend
Not pretty paper
to wrap it in
And I know (and I know)
it's right to say
have a happy holiday
But deep inside (my broken heart)
I'm torn apart (I'm torn apart)
and I don't want I don't want I don't want
Christmas to start
Cuz Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart
Christmas breaks my heart

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released November 29, 2019
Melanie Peterson - lead vocals/acoustic guitar
Michael Wojewoda - drums, bsss, keys, electric guitars, backing vocals

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Melanie Peterson Toronto, Ontario

This Saskatoon born Toronto-based singer-songwriter has quietly become one of the bright lights on the Toronto folk scene. With her aching vibrato and prairie roots, her work has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike. She has been deemed “Mary Poppins with a broken heart” by BBC & looks forward to the upcoming release of her new single "We Got This". ... more

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