Santa Shuffles His Feet

by TheClavhens

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Recorded at Face The Music Studios in Upper Darby, PA. All songs recorded live.

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released December 19, 2012

Jim Clavin - Guitar/Vocals/Bass
Dan McHenry - Guitar/Vocals/Bass
Marty West - Guitar
Brian Podgajny - Drums/Vocals
Joe Gribbin - Piano
Patrick Stegall - Bass
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine - Vocals
Rocky Rennix - Hype Man

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Track Name: Christmas Wrapping
"Bah, humbug" no, that's too strong
'Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year's been a busy blur
Don't think I have the energy

To add to my already mad rush
Just 'cause it's 'tis the season
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from

Last year, ski shoppin'
Encounter, most interesting
Had his number but never the time
Most of '81 passed along those lines

So deck those halls, trim those trees
Raise up cup's of Christmas cheer
I just need to catch my breath
Christmas by myself this year

Calendar picture, frozen landscape
Chilled this room for twenty-four days
Evergreens, sparkling snow
Get this winter over with

Flashback to springtime, saw him again
Would've been good to go for lunch
Couldn't agree when we were both free
We tried, we said we'd keep in touch

Didn't, of course, 'til summertime
Out to the beach to his boat could I join him?
No, this time it was me
Sunburn in the third degree

Now the calendar's just one page
And, of course, I am excited
Tonight's the night, but I've set my mind
Not to do too much about it

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
But I think, I'll miss this one this year
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
But I think, I'll miss this one this year

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
But I think, I'll miss this one this year
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
But I think, I'll miss this one this year

Hardly dashing through the snow
'Cause I bundled up too tight
Last minute have to do
A few cards a few calls

'Cause it's "RSVP"
No thanks, no party lights
It's Christmas eve, gonna relax
Turned down all of my invites

Last fall I had a night to myself
Same guy called, Halloween party
Waited all night for him to show
This time his car wouldn't go

Forget it, it's cold, it's getting late
Trudge on home to celebrate
In a quiet way, unwind
Doing Christmas right this time.

"AP" has its pride in me
With the world's smallest turkey
Already in the oven, nice and hot
Oh damn! Guess what I forgot?

So on, with the boots, back out in the snow
To the only all-night grocery
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
In the line is that guy I've been chasing all year

"I'm spending this one alone," he said
"Need a break, this year's been crazy"
I said, "Me too, but why are you?
You mean you forgot cranberries too?"

Then suddenly we laughed and laughed
Caught on to what was happening
That Christmas magic's brought this tale
To a very happy ending

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Couldn't miss this one this year
Track Name: Ho, Ho, Ho AKA Mmm, Mmm, Mmm
Once, there was this guy who
Dressed up in a red suit and he had a big white beard
And when, he hopped on his sleigh
It, shook, and reindeer flew through the night sky
They said that it was Rudolph whose nose was shining
Sooooooooo briiiiiight

Ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho

Once, there were these elves who
Lived up in the North Pole where they made a bunch of toys
And when, they finally made them
They, wrapped, and put the toys in the sleigh's trunk
They couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just donnnnne thattttt

Ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho

And those girls, and boys were glad
When they got a newwww iPad

Once, there was this kid who
Thought that he was too cool to believe in Santa Claus
But when, he tiptoed downstairs
He, saw, a shadow fly up the fireplace
He couldn't quite explain how
The reindeer tracks had gotttt therrrre

Ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho
Track Name: Why Don't We Do It In The Snow?
Why don't we do it in the snow? x 45897345897345
Track Name: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some Mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from 1 to 92
Although its been said
Many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you...
*music* {10 stanzas}
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from 1 to 92
Although its been said
Many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you...
Track Name: I Wish It Was Christmas Today
I don't care what your momma says
Christmas time is near
I don't care what your daddy says
Christmas time is dear
All I know is Santa's sleigh is making it's way to the USA
I don't care what the newsman says
Christmas is full of cheer
I don't care if you think it's a lie
Christmas will soon be here
I don't care about anything
Except hearing them sleighbells ring-a-ding-ding
I wish it was Christmas today
I wish it was Christmas today
Track Name: Father Christmas
When I was small I believed in santa claus
Though I knew it was my dad
And I would hang up my stocking at christmas
Open my presents and I'd be glad

But the last time I played father christmas
I stood outside a department store
A gang of kids came over and mugged me
And knocked my reindeer to the floor

They said:
Father christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys.
Well beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Don't give my brother a steve austin outfit
Don't give my sister a cuddly toy
We don't want a jigsaw or monopoly money
We only want the real mccoy

Father christmas, give us some money
Well beat you up if you make us annoyed
Father christmas, give us some money
Don't mess around with those silly toys

But give my daddy a job cause he needs one
Hes got lots of mouths to feed
But if youve got one, I'll have a machine gun
So I can scare all the kids down the street

Father christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
Well beat you up if you don't hand it over
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Have yourself a merry merry christmas
Have yourself a good time
But remember the kids who got nothin
While you're drinkin down your wine

Father christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
Well beat you up if you don't hand it over
We want your bread, so don't make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys