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It's Not Actually Christmas

from Peak [Happy Holidays EP] by Workman Song

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yeshua may have arisen on a sunday
but i think we've been a bit misled about his birthday
after all, it's just the solstice holiday

christmas is a wonderful time for cheer
but it probably should be some other time of year, like the fall

some have said that the rabbi was a pisces
others have calculated capricorn or aries
he's a springtime baby or he might be a summer flower

christmas is a wonderful time for snow
but only in the kind of place where that weather goes, like canada (amen)

well if you got some cash for presents
might as well as well give alms to the peasants
doesn't matter if it's really christmas

and if you're not a red wine drinker
and you're not a subscribing body bread breaker
may you ride out the yuletide like a surfer
with grace and some nameless cheer.

i'm not trying to burst no bubbles
but i'm just pointing out that this might not actually be christmas at all.


from Peak [Happy Holidays EP], released December 24, 2013


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Workman Song Brooklyn, New York

Workman Song is Seán McMahon. A country preacher who cut his teeth on NYC subway platforms & stages, McMahon is known for his “gritty, freewheeling folk...earnest, amber-toned songs exploring the edges of faith” (The Wild Honey Pie) & a live show that's "equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead…what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid" (Baeblemusic). ... more


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