24 April 2016

To Whom it May Concern...

"An excellent cynically downbeat Xmas tune. For those who grew up with Schoolhouse Rock and identify the voice of Bob Dorough with Saturday morning television and not with jazz, you'll most certainly have a "WTF?" moment when first hearing this. Its style is all but identical to the 'Multiplication Rock' songs he would write 10 years later." Stavro Arrgolus


Merry Christmas
I hope you have a white one, but for me, it's blue

Blue Christmas, that's the way you see it when you're feeling blue
Blue Xmas, when you're blue at Christmastime 
you see right through,
All the waste, all the sham, all the haste
and plain old bad taste

Sidewalk Santy Clauses are much, much, much too thin
They're wearing fancy rented costumes, false beards and big fat phony grins
And nearly everybody's standing round holding out their empty hand or tin cup
Gimme gimme gimme gimme, gimme gimme gimme
Fill my stocking up
All the way up
It's a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy
Blue Christmas, all the paper, tinsel and the fal-de-ral
Blue Xmas, people trading gifts that matter not at all
What I call
Bitter gall.......Fal-de-ral

Lots of hungry, homeless children in your own backyards
While you're very, very busy addressing
Twenty zillion Christmas cards
Now, Yuletide is the season to receive and oh, to give and ahh, to share
But all you December do-gooders rush around and rant and rave and loudly blare
Merry Christmas
I hope yours is a bright one, but for me, it bleeds

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