I have no problem with the way Hayley is singing, just with the fact that her part is in German! Why on earth have a Christmas song in the UK aiming to sell as many as possible, with a big chunk of it in a foreign language that most people won't understand?
I couldn't figure that one out myself. Very strange indeed.
I hope it is ok to post the lyrics with credits to the writers :
If not feel free to delete the post Moderators.
CHRISTMAS DREAM From the 1974 film "The Odessa File" (Andrew Lloyd Weber / Tim Rice / German lyrics: André Heller)
Watch me now, here I go, all I need’s a little snow! Starts me off, sets the theme, helps me dream my Christmas dream, Every year I dream it, hoping things will change, An end to the crying, the shouting, the dying, And I hope you will dream it too! It’s Christmas, Remember? We’ve got to remember!
So, light the light, I’m home tonight, I need you to warm me, to calm me, to love me! To help me to dream my Christmas dream!
Crazy things, said an’ done, Every single day but one! Every night should, I believe, Be the same as Christmas Eve, Nights should all be silent, Days should all slow down, An end to the hurry, the noise and the worry! And I hope you believe that too! It’s Christmas, Remember? Does no one remember?
The whole world needs, a Christmas dream, We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us . . . To help us to dream our Christmas dream!
(Lüge dirigiert die Welt, Ehrlichkeit bringt selten Geld, Jeder möcht' Sieger sein, wer verliert bleibt ganz allein; Doch manch Will' ist möglich durch die Fantasie Du stirbst um zu leben und nimmst um zu geben;) Einmal im Jahr wird alles wahr Zu Weihnacht vergiss nicht, Vergiss es gewiss nicht.
The whole world needs, a Christmas dream, We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us . . . We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us . . . We need it to warm us, to calm us, to love us . . . To help us to dream our Christmas dream!
(Lie conducted the world, honesty rarely brings in money, Each'd 'be the victor, who loses remains alone; But many will is made possible by the imagination You die to live and take to give;) Once a year, everything is true At Christmas do not forget Do not forget it certainly.
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen