Title Unknown ("the devil come to bethlehem")
Written By:
regina spektor

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joseph and mary are so bad
kissing in the park, kissing in the park, kissing in the park
he practices dentistry without a license
but itís alright cause mary read the books and sheís got his back
theyíre saving up for a trip to france
gonna leave the baby with one of the in-laws
just long enough to see the eiffel tower and back
wear red scarf and booze on the airplane

but the devil come to bethlehem
with a bible and an alarm clock
the devil come to bethlehem
and he ainít afraid of the dark

joseph and mary are so sad
sitting in a park in paris, france reading the news and it sure looks bad
a pile of empty postcards on their laps
nothing bright to write and nothing good to send

but the devil come to bethlehem
with a bible and an alarm clock
the devil come to bethlehem
and he ainít afraid of the darkness
is less frightening than
the nightness is less frightening than
the dark

joseph and mary are so dead
honest, itís been years, itís been years, itís been many, many years
all their descendants are long buried and gone
their closest blood relative works in a philadelphia sears

walking on water in his own bathtub
turning that water to wine

the devil come to bethlehem
with a bible and an alarm clock
the devil come to bethlehem
he ainít afraid of the darkness
is less frightening than
the lightness is less frightening than
the darkness is less frightening than
the lightness is less frightening than
the dark