The Story Of… ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ By Chris Rea
The Story Of ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ by Chris Rea.
I’m driving home for Christmas It’s gonna take some time But I’ll get there Top to toe in tailbacks Oh, I’ve got headlights all around me But soon there’ll be a freeway I get my feet on holy ground So I sing for you Though you can’t hear me But I get through And feel you near me Driving in my car I’m driving home for Christmas.
"Driving Home For Christmas" lyrics Chris Rea Lyrics "Driving Home For Christmas" I’m driving home for Christmas Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces I’m driving home for Christmas, yeah Well I’m moving down that line And it’s been so long But I will be there I sing this song To pass the time away Driving in my car Driving home for Christmas.
i’m driving home for christmas oh, i can’t wait to see those faces i’m driving home for christmas, yea well i’m moving down that line and it’s been so long but i will be there i sing this song to pass the time away driving in my car driving home for christmas it’s gonna take some time but i’ll get there top to toe in tailbacks oh, i got red .
Songtext von Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas Lyrics
i’m driving home for christmas oh, i can’t wait to see those faces i’m driving home for christmas, yeah well i’m moving down that line and it’s been so long but i will be there i sing this song to pass the time away driving in my car driving home for christmas it’s gonna take some time but i’ll get there top to toe in tailbacks oh, i got red .
The Story Of… ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ by Chris Rea
The Story Of Chris Rea in Picture: Getty Chris Rea first wrote the song in , 10 years before he released it. His wife had come down to drive him home in her Austin Mini to save money, as it was cheaper to drive than travel by train, and his record company was not willing to pay for the rail ticket.
He said: "Jokingly, I started singing: ‘We’re driving home for Christmas Then, whenever the street lights shone inside the car, I started writing down lyrics. Chris never planned to write a Christmas song. It wasn’t until several years later, that during testing pianos with keyboard player Max Middleton, he found a tune which fitted the lyrics. It was first released as a B-side to ‘ single ‘Hello Friend’, but was later re-recorded with some strings, Middleton’s distinctive jazzy intro, and a typical s Christmas carol-style arrangement.
Picture: Magnet Incredibly, the song only reached number 53 back in , but slowly became a Christmas favourite over the years. After downloads were included in the charts, it re-entered the top 40 in , and eventually reached 26 in With streaming now included, it has now reached a new peak of number Chris Rea rarely plays it live It’s probably fair to say that the tune isn’t Chris’s favourite!
But every now and then, he indulges his fans with a festive performance. One year while playing at the Hammersmith Odeon, he was "badgered" into playing it by his road crew. And boy did he go big. Watch a recent performance of the song above. We put three feet of artificial snow in the stalls. By teaming up with Shelter we can hopefully make a difference".
Who has covered it? Stacey Solomon covered the song in as her debut single. It reached number 27, one place lower than Rea’s chart peak.