My Girlfriend Forgot Me This Christmas

Album: My Girlfriend (2005)

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  • The Click Five keyboardist Ben Romans has to reach back in his memory for this song. But when he gets there, the memory is clear: "That was a fun situation," he says. "Things were moving kind of fast in the days back in 2005. And we had a day off after this long run in L.A. doing a whole lot of press and shows and just all kinds of mayhem. And I remember we wanted to do this Christmas album. We were listening to the Cars a lot, and Tim Kelly and I went to Santa Monica Beach, and just hung out. And it was one of those awesome moments where we just kind of wrote the song on a day off on the beach. And it was a Christmas song," he laughs. "It was sunny out. But it's just a typical song, it's just kind of tongue-in-cheek song about getting everything you want, but the one thing you'd rather have. It's the same concept as the Beatles' wrote about with 'Money Can't Buy You Love.' it's just that whole same vein of there's always those materialistic things, but what you really want is that feeling.
    It was really like a quick song, actually. We kind of just banged it out. And I think we also recorded it like really fast, too. It was like two days and we were done. Things were moving so fast, though, I think that's just kind of what happened." (Check out the full Ben Romans interview.)

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