One of my favorite Christmas songs is “I Believe In Father Christmas” by Greg Lake. I first heard it in the mid-80’s and it was written in the mid-70’s. It has great guitar, large orchestra, choir, etc. But I could never quite catch all of the words. Some of them bothered me a little, and I didn’t go huntnig for the rest, afraid of what I might find.
My wife has recently shown appreciation for it, but was also disturbed by some of the words, so I looked them up. Here’s a version on youtube:
The question is, does he believe Jesus is the fake, or Santa? And if it’s Jesus, should that affect my enjoyment of the song? He isn’t blasphemous, he merely implies that he doesn’t believe.
And what about the last line. Is he right?