Kind Of Not A Christmas Song At All

Morten Harket, “A Kind of a Christmas Card”:

Does that sound like the lead singer of a-ha to you? And to be honest, I’m not entirely sure what to make of the poet-narrator, as he sings:

All you folks back home
I’ll never tell you this
You’re not supposed to know
Where your daughter is

And later:

Just think of the girl I used to be
You were my age once, mama

Is he singing about the daughter? Was he the daughter? In this timeline, the song from the 1995 album Wild Seed is smack dab between “Lola” and “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” and 2020, man.

The rest of the album sounds more like the voice of a-ha, though, and it occurs to me that although I have his first English solo effort (the aforementioned Wild Seed, he has released six solo albums, all the way up to 2014. Perhaps I will think to get them when I am feeling profligate.

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