Santa Gave Me Coal, Satan Gave Me Props

by Traffic Nightmare

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released December 4, 2012



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Track Name: For Behold (Feat. Acarp)
Charlie: I guess you were right Linus; I shouldn’t have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I don’t really know what Christmas is about. Isn’t there anyone who understands what Christmas is all about?

Linus: Sure, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
“And there were in the same country Shepards abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said
unto them, ‘fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in the manger.’ And suddenly, there was
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.’”
Linus picks up blanket, walks back to piano. That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Track Name: All I Want For Christmas Is A Better World (Feat. Acarp)
Rapists, racists, and murderers,
Ads, ad people, and advertisers
Neo-nazi's and shopping malls
People that put sweaters on their dogs
Social networks and arsonists
Clothing stores and the government
People that kick you when you cry
The people that won't miss you when you die

Men that don't treat women with respect
And parents that only show kids neglect
The people that made my heart coal black
And the people that cringed when they heard that
Photoshopped magazine covers and cheats
The money that's spend on wars and thieves
News channels and newspapers
People that go through and don't take the time to savor life

Back in '99, the kid that stole my bike
Non-smokers and smokers alike
The people that would sell their souls to save, save, save
Commercialization of the holidays
Atheists, believers, sinners, and saints
And the people that tell you which ones you ain't
Sure it's a lot, but I don't think it's much
Let's just look at what we have and decide it's enough
I'll take this life cause it's the life I was hurled
All I want for Christmas is a better...
Track Name: Under Your Tree
I called on the snow angels outside of my house
To please help me out
But they left with the breeze

I've got my health and my warmth and my friends
But for so long you were my means to an end
Now it's Christmas, the worst time to be blue

Chorus: If the frostbite makes it's way to my eyes
Lay me to rest under your tree tonight

I can be happy without anyone's help
I just take my records off the shelf
Make some hot chocolate and call it a day

The first time it snowed I walked to your house
The wind blew so cold that I lost myself
Wandered for hours just calling your name
But you never came I had no one to blame
So I sat myself down, froze to the ground
There was no one around so no one found me

When I first met you Spring was in the air
Now Christmas is here and all I do is stare
At songs and old memories that reflect in the snow
When this chill will pass, I don't quite know
Track Name: A Letter From Santa Claus To His Mistress (Feat. Acarp)
The snow piles up on my windowsill
The only light that shoots through the dark
Is the ember from the spark
Of the fire in my heart

But soon it will be Christmastime
And I'll fly to you, to keep you warm
To hide you from harm
So deep in my arms

I pace around the room, comparing you two
And though I must wait, for the snow to dissipate, it's you

I'm constantly stuck at this job, 24/7, 364,
Feet on the floor
My heart sick and sore

I call on the snow angels at night
But the breeze blows them away
Though I constantly pray
And that prayer stays the same

That the day finally comes, that you and I can spend some time
I'll leave the watchful eye, of the one I'll leave behind for you

And one day our love will see the sun all year round
But please keep it on the hush for now