Christmas Day in Australia- A Christmas Classic

It just wouldn't be Christmas without 'Christmas Day in Australia'. Bing Crosby is no doubt rolling over in his grave, pissed off that he didn't live long enough to record this instead of that White Christmas crap. It's the first single off Blind Uncle Harry's critically acclaimed debut album Visualize Industrial Collapse

     From the liner notesAlready being heralded as a surefire future Christmas Classic, the didjeridoo and dobro opening chords will soon make you forget all about Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. Shelby Jo the Blonde Diva's back up vocal melds perfectly with Chris D's (aka Blind Uncle Harry) lead vocal, and you can practically smell the beach while relating to the heartbreak deep in your gut. And then at the end, Alex Burgan's sultry duet for the last few lines is one of my favorite moments on the album. Hubba hubba- you really want to be sweating on the beach with her.

CHRISTMAS DAY IN AUSTRALIA 
by Blind Uncle Harry 

The sun is sinking below the waves 
As the fireworks explode over the headland 
The Southern Cross, it is low in the sky 
As the surf pounds down on the sand 

It's Christmas Day in Australia 
And I'm sweating here on the beach 
Everything seems so very achievable 
Yet so far and so out of reach 

She left me on the Queen's birthday 
It's been over three months hence 
That's when I started drinking 
And I haven't been sober since 

The kids are still playing cricket on the pitch 
As the surfers line up for that last break 
There's couples kissing on the beach 
And my heart is breaking in a brand new way 

And the rich fucks look down from their balconies 
From their ugly high rises where the poor once lived 
You'd think they'd have something to contribute 
But they've got nothing to give 
And everyone is having a good time pretending 
That everything is gonna be all right 

Cuz it's Christmas Day in Australia 
And I'm sweating here on the beach 
Everything seems so very achievable 
Yet so far and so out of reach

Originally released 24 November 2014 

Credits: Blind Uncle Harry: acoustic guitar and lead vocals; Shelby Jo the Blonde Diva Everett: vocals; Alexandria of Egypt Burgan: vocals; Austin Boom Boom Davis: djembe; Nick Wildcard Harley: didjeridoo, 2nd guitar, dobro, and bass.