Mr. Kind - The Ballad of Mall Santa

from by #CHRISTMAS

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lyrics

My name is Carl
But Saint Nick I'm called
One month out of the year
I hold court in a mall

Never seen snow
I'm California raised
Been the king of this Santa Land here for the last 5 holidays

Children and parents line up
Waiting anxiously
With hopes of a picture and to ask gifts of me

I play the part
Perfect to a T
'til the gifts have been given and then it's back to old me

11 months a year no one knows who I am
As I drift between temporary jobs
In my red suit and hat I am where I belong
It's good to be the clause

I've set my sights on
My Mrs. Clause to be
In a kiosk by Sears
where she sells jewelry

I look great with kids
I must be on her mind
For a man in my powerful place
It's just a matter of time

I shouldn't wait too long
Got to make my move quick
Won't have much to offer
Come the 26th

11 months out of the year she wouldn't care who I am
Without this costume to cover my flaws
But I'm irresistible in my glasses and beard
It feels good to be the clause

My name is Carl
But you can call me Nick
5 weeks out of the year
I let myself be tricked

I'm standing in line
Application in hand
The work isn't Santa Clause
but I'm ho-ho-holding on 'til next year

credits

from #CHRISTMAS, track released December 11, 2012
Written by Brian Bergeron and Jonathan Devoto
Produced and Mixed by Brad Dollar and Jonathan Devoto
Engineered by Brad Dollar
Mastered by Brad Dollar

Brian Bergeron - Guitar, vocals, synth
Jonathan Devoto - Kick Drum, Vocals
Geoff McCann - Keys, Synth
Charlie McGwire - Sleighbells, Percussion

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Bay-area based holiday music compilation with all proceeds benefitting Swords-to-Plowshares, a Bay Area non-profit that provides essential life services to veterans. Presented by Ivy Hill Entertainment and Telefunken Microphones and Executive Produced by Brad Dollar & Jonathan Devoto in association with ... more

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