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Blow-up Santa

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So, I was listening to Kara Square’s excellent song Not So Happy Holidays this morning and it inspired me to write this. As it happens I was working on a mix with the same samples from unreal_dm but with snowflake’s beautiful vocals. I’ll have to use them in another way now, but I kept the backing vocals.

This was written, recorded and mixed pretty quickly so forgive any errors.
(No melodyne this time.)

I’d like to pop your blow-up santa
I’d like to bury it in the snow
Why don’t you just put up a string of lights
You don’t have to put on a show

I don’t remember you asking me
if I want to look at that
or listen to the muzak pump
I’d like to pop that sucker flat

I know I’m not the arbiter of taste
but do you know that yours is bad
Maybe I should just knock and talk it out
but I don’t want to make you mad

Maybe your kiddies derive some joy
from plastic that we never had
so I’ll just close the blinds and look inside
focus on how that makes me glad

We had a tree and stuff
cookies and peanut brittle
Paper chains and popcorn strung
I guess I do miss it a little

We may have had some lights on the eaves
We might have put up a wreath
but I don’t recall ever erecting
anything to cause our neighbors grief

(repeat chorus)

"Blow-up Santa"
by Speck

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