Rockroll Santa Claus

by Robert James

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Merry Christmas! Well, it had to be done (according to the Management team). My first Christmas/Holiday song in ten years, so I hesitate to say hot on the heels of "Santa's On His Way". Dad, had he been alive, would have loved this one. I can hear him in my head just now .. "a little quicker and that would have been a Schottische". And there really is a whole new generation who want to learn to play. Blesses to them. It's nice to see the masters chatting with companies like Fender and Gibson and helping them to modify and update already amazing guitars, amps & pedals. Mr. Jimmy Page and Fender come to mind. And that's what got this song off the ground. A short clip of Jimmy. And the Telecaster. I hope you enjoy this little ditty. I'll try not to wait as long next time. And so, yes, I dedicate this song to Jimmy Page and all the boys and girls who would love to find that perfect present under the tree this Christmas. I'm hoping for a new Telecaster. Olympic White so the Strat's not lonely. One designed by my Rockroll Santa. Just that and world peace. For all the girls and boys. Everywhere. xoRJ

lyrics

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

He loves to boogie in his way cool tricked out ride
Ah he can rhumba, yeah .. but that’s not his gig tonight
Ooh .. a whole new generation wanna make some noise
He brought a lot of amps and electric guitars
For all of the girls and boys

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

He’ll splash your party in his hip red leather suit
He’d love to stick around but he’s got things to do
A couple hundred sets of drums are loaded in his sleigh
A whole new generation
Wants to learn to play

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

Ooh .. A whole new generation wanna make some noise
Pianos, horns, wah-wah pedals
For all the girls and boys

Forget the tinsel and the pretty tree
We’ll rock around the clock
Just keep those Christmas lights a’flashing ..
Forget the spinning tops - toys and trinkets
Tommy guns and dolls ..

He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus
He’s wired for sound .. he’s a rockroll Santa Claus

credits

released November 25, 2018
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards
Lyrics & Music (c) 2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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