Poor Santa

by Homeboy Steve

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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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Track Name: Poor Santa
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
Track Name: December Roses
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
Track Name: I Don't Miss Summer
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
Track Name: Dear Santa
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