"Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" is a track of the Type O Negative album October Rust, released in 1996. This inspirational song is about Pete's father dying on Christmas morning. Hence the word Christmas in its title, the song is flavored with Christmas bells and chimes, and it is slow like many Christmas songs and never speeds up. The song can be used to ease their pain for those who've lost family members around Christmas time.
There is a fan-made music video for this song.
Wake up, it's Christmas mourn Those loved have long since gone The stockings are hung but who cares? Preserved for those no longer there Six feet beneath me sleep Black lights hang from the tree Accents of dead holly Whoa mistletoe (It's growing cold) I'm seeing ghost (I'm drinking old) Red water Red water (Red water) Red water chase them away My tables been set for but seven Just last year I dined with eleven Goddamn ye Merry gentlemen Whoa mistletoe (It's growing cold) I'm seeing ghosts (I'm drinking old) Red water Red water (Red water) Red water chase them away (Chase them away) (Don't chase them away)
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- Band performers
- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass
- Kenny Hickey – guitar, additional vocals
- Josh Silver – keyboards, synths, effects, backing vocals
- Johnny Kelly – drums, percussion, Christmas bells
- Written by Peter Steele
- Engineered and mixed by Mike Marciano
- Mastered by George Marino
- Produced by Josh Silver and Peter Steele