Macklemore has a brand new song: "It's Christmas Time" featuring Dan Caplen


UPDATE 12/12:

The song has finally been officially released! You can scroll down to see my initial excitement, along with song lyrics.

WOW! Can't even put into words how much I'm loving this new song from Macklemore called "It's Christmas Time."

I got an e-mail earlier with a link to listen to the track, but clearly it's pretty new because I haven't seen anything about it online (that won't stop me from sharing it with you tonight on Star 101.3, though!).

The track is just over three minutes and features a chorus sung by British singer/songwriter Dan Capen.

Here's the artwork from the e-mail I received about the song:

Now... for the storytelling, which Macklemore does like no other!

If you're in your thirties (or are at least old enough to remember the 1990's) chances are what he's saying in the track will resonate with you (yes, I typed these lyrics out by myself - sorry if a word or two isn't correct!):

(CHORUS: DAN CAPEN)

I wish it was '99/

When i was a kid at Christmas time/

Couldn't go to bed at night/

Santa Clause slidin', snow in the driveway/

Under the lit up Christmas tree/

With my crazy-ass family/

Singin' "Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh"/

Wish I was a kid at Christmas again/

(VERSE 1: MACKLEMORE)

Now... Fill up the gas in the SUV/

Spent way too much time trying to pick out our tree/

The ceiling ain't as tall as we thought, I see/

Gotta cut a couple inches off the top to proceed/

And now we stringin' the lights up/

Five hours later... we stringin' the lights up/

Listening to Bing Crosby by the fire/

Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Mariah/

Turn up that Michael Bublé/

Turn on that one movie about the kid who licked the telephone pole on the Blu-Ray/

Red Rider BB gun, staying up all night/

Jimmy Stewart, "It's a Wonderful Life," now am I right?/

The collar's puffy, the beard is long/

The belly's tubby, but the reindeer are strong/

Santa Clause... "It's Christmas Time!"/

(CHORUS: DAN CAPEN)

I wish it was '99/

When i was a kid at Christmas time/

Couldn't go to bed at night/

Santa Clause slidin', snow in the driveway/

Under the lit up Christmas tree/

With my crazy-ass family/

Singin' "Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh"/

Wish I was a kid at Christmas again/

(VERSE 2: MACKLEMORE)

Now... I wrap presents like a kid wearing mittens/

Blindfolded, with a pair of left-handed scissors/

Janky, but the gift inside? Ridiculous!/

Better than whatever it is you had on your wish list/

Dig in, then whip up the Bisquick/

Go outside then throw 'round the pigskin/

I'm a dad now but still feel like a big kid/

Best time of year - can I get an Amen? "Amen!"/

The Almond Roca, the hottest cocoa/

The track around the tree with the locomotives/

I wanted a Jordan poster to measure my growth spurt/

Starter logo Georgetown Hoyas/

I'm going off of the head, ya'll/

Homemade cookies that I dip into egg nog/

I wanna take a second and shout out my dead dog/

Toby. He's dead.

(CHORUS: DAN CAPEN)

I wish it was '99/

When i was a kid at Christmas time/

Couldn't go to bed at night/

Santa Clause slidin', snow in the driveway/

Under the lit up Christmas tree/

With my crazy-ass family/

Singin' "Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh"/

Wish I was a kid at Christmas again/

I wish it was '99/

When i was a kid at Christmas time/

Couldn't go to bed at night/

Santa Clause slidin', snow in the driveway/

Under the lit up Christmas tree/

With my crazy-ass family/

Singin' "Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh"/

Wish I was a kid at Christmas/

"Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh"/

Wish I was a kid at Christmas again/

"It's Christmas Time!"/

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