Home for the Holidays

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An unlikely Holiday tune.

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Home for the Holidays

26 degrees, a kid hits me up for a ride at a gas station.
A common scene of in-between--jobs, family & addiction.
The shelter is nowhere to stay, but that’s where I leave him as
Winter’s sting comes through my shoes like venom.

The starter’s out in my car, but I’m in a loaner.
Somehow I feel a little bit older, if not wiser
watching designer kids with bags of pricey December as
Winter’s sting comes through my shoes like venom.

The shelter’s called The Road Home, but he’s from here.
Says he’s looking for a bus ticket to California.
Says the shelter’s warm, but it’s hard to sleep &
you’re out at 6 in the morning as
Winter’s sting comes through my shoes like venom.

Tell T-Rex I found the Teenage Dream
turned out on the street & burned out for Christmas.
It’s a skewed Nativity that bears this song & witness. [Chorus]
Every mother’s prodigal son is still with us.
Every mother’s prodigal son is still with us.

The Body Politic glides by indivisible & active.
The vice train seems to gain & wane, who froze the compass?
Have those in high places played the game of Accomplice as
Winter’s sting comes through my shoes like venom?

26 degrees & a Beatles tune hums through my wipers.
December begins this year with a tear & a shiver.
Marley’s ghost rattles old chains On the Road this evening as
Winter’s sting comes through my shoes like venom.

[Chorus]

Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
Every mother’s prodigal son is still w/us.
Every mother’s prodigal son is still w/us.

credits

from Caber Toss, track released October 10, 2011
Songwriters:
Christian Arial/Terrell Brady

Musicians:
Christian Arial: Vocals, Tambourine
Terrell Brady: Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar
Alan Greenall: Drum Kit
Tommy Mortensen: Electric Bass
Mark Smith: Keyboards

Recorded At:
Midnight Records, Salt Lake City

Produced By:
Isle of Skye (Christian Arial/Terrell Brady), Kent Rigby

Engineer:
Kent Rigby

Mixing:
Christian Arial, Kent Rigby, Terrell Brady, Mark Smith

Mastering:
Christian Arial, Kent Rigby

Published By:
Lucky Stiff Music

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