Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great Recession Christmas

Here's a song that I wrote that captures the mood of the nation this Christmas season. Especially for me. I have been unemployed since March. The Santa in this song is so desperate it is implied that he may resort to crime. Your comments are welcome, as are links to your own Christmas Songs.

Great Recession Christmas
by David Patterson on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:11am

Jack Frost is nippin
Santa he's a sipping
from a flask he's pulled out of his coat
His eyes look crazy
His beard's so dirty
I wonder how old Santa stays afloat

Street Lights shimmer
In the dead of winter
Illuminating panes of darkened glass
Silent Night plays
Parents they pray
These hard times aren't going to last

It's a great recession Christmas
In the good ol' USA
Just give us some money
Because we can't earn no pay

Santa comes creepin
Odd hours he's keeping
He's sick of his scuffed up old shoes
His hands are shaking
From what he's taken
It's clear that old Santa's got the blues

Sirens split the night
Their blue lights bright
There is trouble in the town tonight
Desperados dance
In a game of chance
It's symptoms of the urban blight

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