Poor Santa

by Homeboy Steve

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1.
Poor Santa 03:12
Santa was passed out at the North Pole The ho ho hos had taken their toll He called up his agent and said "I'm gonna split I'm taking my severance that's it I quit !" His agent said, "Santa, let me be frank you haven't a penny left in the bank Your pension is gone and as for the rest You owe it to the IRS" Santa, poor Santa, what will you do ? All the little children are waiting for you They don't care what you have to go through They just want their presents all shiny and new That big sack of toys has ruined his back The soot from the chimneys has turned his lungs black, Since those conditions did not pre-exist His insurance has told him he's not worth the risk He's tired of the snow and sick of the ice He don't care anymore who's been naughty or nice Because of all this, the poor jolly slob Has ended up in debt to the Mob Santa, poor Santa, what will you do ? All the little children are waiting for you They don't care what you have to go through They just want their presents all shiny and new The elves and the reindeer all want a raise His ratty old sleigh has seen better days His workshop is bankrupt, he's looking to sell His girlfriend is pregnant and his wife's mad as hell Santa's not so bad, just misunderstood He's tired and he's cranky, but basically good All in all I think you'd agree That's sounds a lot like you and me Santa, poor Santa, what will you do ? All the little children are waiting for you They don't care what you have to go through They just want their presents all shiny and new Santa poor Santa let me buy you a beer Please don't retire At least 'til next year
2.
When it's winter in your heart and no friend can be found and no love can take root in the frozen ground Days are short and lonely nights seem an eternity But ploughing though the icy fields you may see December roses covered with snow bow their heads when the cold winds blow love knows no season never too late or too soon In my mind it's summertime when December roses bloom Springtime brings a new love that trembles at the day Summer's is a carefree love that promises to stay Autumn's is a faithless love without a word it's gone but winter's love waits patiently where it's been all along December roses covered with snow bow their heads when the cold winds blow love knows no season never too late or too soon In my mind it's summertime when December roses bloom Our time passes quickly then it's gone for good The roads don't always lead where we thought they would When the storms are howling and you stagger around half blind Nestled in a quiet spot you will find December roses covered with snow bow their heads when the cold winds blow love knows no season never too late or too soon In my mind it's summertime when December roses bloom love knows no season never too late or too soon In my mind it's summertime when December roses bloom
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On a Friday last July we skipped along the shore and kissed behind the dunes By Sunday night you were already bored distant as the moon the sand between your toes white stuff on your nose A melody that goes out of tune I don't miss summer I'm glad it's gone now I can stop crying all night long Don't miss the sunshine and skies of blue I don't miss summer and I don't miss you Do you remember me, your little surfer boy and your waves that dragged me down Now in November you're trying to avoid my gaze when I'm around Like a seashell in your hand or your fading tan the feeling's lost and can't be found I don't miss summer I'm glad it's gone now I can stop crying all night long Don't miss the sunshine and skies of blue I don't miss summer and I don't miss you When harbor lights glistened in your starry eyes I'm sorry I listened to your stories and your lies now that time has passed do you give a little laugh when you call me an old friend Do you still have a crumpled photograph of that steamy lost weekend and who's to say next Memorial Day I won't get carried away all over again
4.
Dear Santa 02:55
Dear Santa, I don't want to waste your time There's stockings to fill and chimneys you must climb Presents all around the Christmas tree The one I'm looking for looks a lot like me All I want for Christmas is Daddy If he knew he would surely come All I want for Christmas is Daddy In the whole wide world there's only one I'm getting older, I guess I should know better I really don't believe you'll ever get this letter I'll leave milk and cookies and a picture I drew I hope you'll understand if they're not for you All I want for Christmas is Daddy If he knew he would surely come All I want for Christmas is Daddy In the whole wide world there's only one I don't want a toy train or faces full of mirth and I really don't believe there ever will be peace on earth All I want for Christmas is Daddy If he knew he would surely come All I want for Christmas is Daddy In the whole wide world there's only one Dear Santa, I don't want to waste your time

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released December 3, 2012

Written, recorded and produced by Homeboy Steve

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Homeboy Steve New York, New York

Homeboy Steve, nee Stephen B Antonakos, has played with a succession of American roots bands spanning the last thirty years.
His most recent release is "Bodega Rock". He thinks that there's one or two good songs left that haven't already been written and he presents his attempts to write and perform them accompanied by his guitar and other friends.
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