Thursday, December 26, 2013

My New Santa Songwriting Spree

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Me as Santa
  • Me as Santa
For the second year, I was Santa Claus at Morne Imports, in Phoenicia, last Saturday. To prepare for this event, I rewrote the Christmas carol "Here Comes Santa Claus" as a utopian anthem in the style of John Lennon's "Imagine." (Believe it or not, the third verse is in the original.)

Here Comes Socialist Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Riding down Santa Claus Lane;
He's got a bag that's filled with toys
To bring socialism today.

Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle;
Oh, what a beautiful sight.
Jump in bed and cover up your head
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Riding down Santa Claus Lane;
He doesn't care if you're a rich or poor, boy,
He loves you just the same.

Santa knows that we're God's children;
That makes Christmas true —
And once capitalism disappears
Everything will be free for you!

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