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True Santa

(Skip Friel)
December 1, 2008
Evergreen Christmas

SANTA’S SLAY WAS A CHEVROLET

AND IT GOT CAUGHT IN THE SNOW

HE NEVER GREW A BEARD

JUST A FIVE O’CLOCK SHADOW

HE WORE HIS UNIFORM TO WORK

BUT IT WASN’T RED AT ALL

IT WAS SNOW WHITE IN THE SUMMER

AND KAKI IN THE FALL


WELL I MADE A LIST FOR SANTA

OF THINGS HEAVY ON MY MIND

LIKE A LITTLE RED BICYCLE

AND PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND

MY WISHES WERE ON HOLD AND SOON

THE HOLIDAYS WHERE GONE

THEN A BOX WAS ON THE PORCH

POSTMARKED VIETNAM


SANTA’S GONE

WHERE SANTAS GO

WHERE ITS ALWAYS WHITE

AND IT NEVER SNOWS

AND I WONDER

IF SANTA EVER HEARS

THESE WISHES I’M STILL WISHIN FOR

THIS TIME OF YEAR


I WROTE A THANKS TO SANTA

SAYING HOW I LOVED THE TOYS

AND I WROTE ONE TO MY DAD

SAYING I MUST HAVE BEEN A GOOD BOY

IMAGINE MY SURPRISE

WHEN SANTA SENT A NOTE BACK HERE

WITH A PICTURE OF MY DAD

AND A CATALOG FROM SEARS


I TELL MY SON THE JOLLY MAN

BRINGS TOYS WHEN HE BEHAVES

BUT BAD OR GOOD NO MATTER

HE’LL BRING EM JUST THE SAME

AND I TELL HIM SANTA’S UP NORTH

AND HE’S WORKING VERY HARD

BUT HIS TOYS ARE ALL IN MY TRUNK

AND THEY’RE ON MY CREDIT CARD


NOW SANTA’S GONE

WHERE SANTAS GO

WHERE ITS ALWAYS WHITE

AND IT NEVER SNOWS

AND I WONDER IF SANTA

EVER HEARS

THOSE WISHES I’M STILL WISHIN FOR

THIS TIME OF YEAR