Season of Change lyrics

WE WISH WE GOT BETTER PRESENTS

We wish we got better presents

We wish we got better presents

We wish we got better presents

We won’t come next year

Good presents we bring

Bad ones we receive

We wish we got better presents

The end of it you won’t hear

So bring us some better presents

Bring us some better presents

Bring us some better presents

Do I make myself clear

Good presents we bring 

Bad ones we receive

We wish we got better presents

The end of it you wont hear

So bring us some better presents

Bring us some better presents

Bring us some better presents

Or we won’t come next year

VIOLENT NIGHT

Violent night, thanksgiving night

All is not calm when grownups fight

Gather your purchase like a hungry child

Cheap electronics so shiny and wild 

Beep goes the machiiiiine, would you like a gift receipt

Violent night, thanksgiving night

All is calm in the grocery aisles

Radiant beams from the toy display

With the sign that says “a one day sale”

Beep goes the machine, would you like a gift receipt

Violent night, thanksgiving night

Crowds at the mall, give such a fright

Prices so low you can’t do the limbo

Shoppers pressed up, like zombies, to the windows

Beep goes the machine, would you like a gift receipt

Violent night, slash the price

Low prices mean low quality

Cheap plastic crap wrapped up in fake jewels

Sold by the rich, purchased by fools

Beep goes the machine, would you like a gift receipt

Violent night, stayed up all night

To beat the crowds, Sam Walton would be proud

Don’t have a clue, shopping list be damned

I will buy anything placed in my hands

Beep goes the machine, would you like a gift receipt

Black Friday night, are you alright?

Buyer’s remorse, why of course!

When you try to replace people and love

With cheap electronics, it’s never enough

Don’t follow the sheep, don’t fall for the prices so cheap

TIS THE SEASON TO SPEND MONEY

Tis the season to spend money, fa la la la la la la la la 

To the stores like bees to honey, fa la la la la la la la la 

As they fight for that last toy, fa la la la la la la la la 

That they think will bring them joy, fa la la la la la la la la 

Wrap it up with bows of silver, fa la la la la la la la la 

And pray that Old St. Nick delivers, fa la la la la la la la la 

Their Christmas list 1000 pages, fa la la la la la la la la 

As the corporate pawns work for slave wages, fa la la la la la la la la 

When their stash, it hits the ceiling, fa la la la la la la la la 

They start to feel that sinking feeling, fa la la la la la la la la 

They fill their carts with all that stuff, fa la la la la la la la la 

But in their hearts it’s not enough, fa la la la la la la la la 

Oh tis the season to spend money, fa la la la la la la la la 

I think it’s sad and rather funny, fa la la la la la la la la 

That just because we can buy stuff, fa la la la la la la la la 

We think we can put a price on love, fa la la la la la la la la 

So stop your ceaseless, greedy shopping, fa la la la la la la la la 

Ignore all those prices dropping, fa la la la la la la la la 

Turn away from those Black Friday deals, fa la la la la la la la la 

And remember millions go without meals, fa la la la la la la la la 

So tonight try to be with friends and family, fa la la la la la la la la 

Remember peace and being happy, fa la la la la la la la la 

Is about giving thanks for living, fa la la la la la la la la 

Cuz that’s the spirit of thanksgiving, fa la la la la la la la la 

IT’S BEGINNING TO COST A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

The registers will ring

Take a look at all the sales

That make the children wail

And make the big box CEOs sing

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

Toys in every store

It’s a terrible sight to see

The length of your receipt

Rolling to the floor

A flatscreen TV and video games

Is the hope of every kid

New electronics that empty your wallet

Is what the grownups wish

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

Listen to their groans

I’ll surely impress my friends

With all the gifts I send

After I take out a loan

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

Like a noxious weed

How a time of love and peace

Get too quickly replaced

By consumption and greed

What will I send to my long lost friend’s

great grandfather’s uncle’s kid?

A new kitchen gadget, hope they don’t have it

Such a heartfelt gift

And next year I’ll have to do all of this again

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

It begins early fall

The sales will be massive

As the pious paying masses

Congregate, salivate at the mall

It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas

The retail slaves will cry

Dressed in tinsel and in bells

It can be a living hell

Appeasing corporate appetites 

When will this end, this horrible trend

That we call Black Friday

Black Friday is bad, but now it’s just sad

Now it starts Thanksgiving Day

As the shoppers sacrifice what they have for what they pay

MERRY GIFTMAS TO YOU

Walmart’s boasting in an advert flyer

While they’re counting up their dough

Special deals being bought by the buyers  

The shoppers stressed from head to toe

Everybody knows a gadget or a new smart phone

Are on sale  on thanksgiving night

Retail shoppers, as their carts overflow

Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that sales are on their way

They’ve got cheap TVs on layaway

And every mother’s child is going wild

For the newest toy in the aisle

And so they’re offering a one-day sale

Only on thanksgiving night

The money’s  been spent

Many times, many ways

Merry Giftmas to You

They know that sales are on their way

They’ve got cheap TVs on layaway

And every mother’s child is going wild

For the newest toy in the aisle

And so they’re offering a one-day sale

Only on thanksgiving night

No time to be spent

With your family and friends

Gotta get stuff and soon

Gotta get stuff and soon

Merry Giftmas to You

HAPPY ALL THE HOLIDAYS

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays to you

Whether you’re a Christian

Muslim or Pagan, 

Buddhist, Bahai, or Jew

Happy happy Hannukah

Mawlid al-Nabi Mubarak

Happy Bodhi Day to you

Happy Merry Christmas

Blessed Winter Solstice

Happy Pancha Ganapati to you

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays to you

Whether you’re an Animist

Zoroastrian or Atheist

Taoist, Jain, Sikh, Sufi, or Hindu

Have a happy Kwanzaa

Zarthost No Diso

Ascension of Abdul Baha

Happy Festivus

To all the rest of us

Who might be none of the above

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays to you

Maybe none of the above

We’ll still share with you our love

Happy whatever to you

So many holidays

And so many other ways

To believe, to live, to sing

What you believe doesn’t matter as much

Just come and celebrate with us

The love, light, and peace

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays

Happy all the holidays to you

Whether you’re a Christian

Muslim or Pagan, 

Buddhist, Bahai, or Jew

Whether you’re an Animist

Zoroastrian or Atheist

Taoist, Jain, Sikh, Sufi, or Hindu

Maybe none of the above

We’ll still share with you our love

Happy All the Holidays to you

THE SLUMBERLANDS

sleep comes easy when

the sky does dark so soon

One minute you’ve just woken up

The next it’s dark by noon

sleep comes easy when

The sky goes gray

And the green gives way to brown

Gives way to white

No light here 

(chorus)

In the slumberlands

Oh in the slumberlands

See his face, the cold embrace

Old man winter comes again

In the slumberlands

The Slumberlands

The deep comes creeping in

The cold it numbs your toes

Just clutch that hot cup of tea

As the steam it warms your nose

There’s not much else to do

When it’s minus twenty two outside

Just stoke the flames and play your games

Until Summer comes again

Chorus

I’LL BE BROKE FOR CHRISTMAS

I’ll Be Broke for Christmas

I won’t have a dime

I don’t know when I’ll be home

I have to work overtime

The Christmas Tree overflowing

With the gifts I bought

Spoils of war from the store

For which I desperately fought

I’ll be sore for Christmas

Hopeless and beat down

I can’t afford anymore

Sorry to let you down

We all know for Christmas

That expensive gifts display

All our love and how we feel

For a price that we must pay

Retail slaves won’t find it

hard to hate these days

They’ll push themselves to stock those shelves

And not even make a living wage

Black Friday will rob them

Of a special day with family and friends

No time off, they’ll punch those clocks

To satiate the consumeristic trends

I’ll be broke for Christmas

Gotta buy a fancy gift for everyone

Wrack my brain, bank account will drain

Til the holidays are no fun

I’ll be broke for Christmas

Just look under the tree

I’ll be broke for Christmas

Just look at the receipts

MAKE ME A LOT OF MONEY

Make me a lot of money, the CEOs all say

When they open their doors on Black Friday

You’re going to have to work on Thanksgiving Day

And earn an outdated minimum wage

The shoppers charging all of their credit cards

As we unload the shelves into their shopping carts

Make me a lot of money the CEOs all say

We’re now open on Thanksgiving Day

Make me a lot of money, the CEOs all say

As they open their doors on Black Friday

Forget your family, friends, and the plans you made

As you come to get what you pay

Cheap TVs and new toys, not family time

Who needs a home cooked meal when you can wait in line

SEARCHING FOR THE WARMTH

The thing about Winters I cannot stand

They last forever

It seems the cold can breech my soul

A fast icy river

Chorus

Oh I need you Spring

To dance in your warm rain showers

Oh I cannot wait

To see your beautiful flowers

The beauty of winter is one of death

rebirth is coming

Air so cold I can see my breath

A new day dawning

The wind complains and haunts me now

A demon thirsting

It makes the world so unbearable

My soul searching for the warmth

Chorus

Why must we suffer the gray, gray cold

Hibernation

We all yearn for the summer gold

Liberation of the warmth

Crocuses peek through the gentle sheet

The snow is slowly melting

Winter relents to the sun’s heat

The sunshine is helping this feeling