“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Although it is often categorised as a Christmas song, this was not Lake’s intention. Lake claims to have written the song in protest at the commercialisation of Christmas. Sinfield, however, claims that the words are about a loss of innocence and childhood belief.Released in 1975, the song reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.
The song is often misinterpreted as an anti-religious song and, because of this, Lake was surprised at its success. As he stated in a Mojo magazine interview: “I find it appalling when people say it’s politically incorrect to talk about Christmas, you’ve got to talk about ‘The Holiday Season’. Christmas was a time of family warmth and love. There was a feeling of forgiveness, acceptance. And I do believe in Father Christmas.”
The instrumental riff between verses comes…
View original post 99 more words