I'll Be Drinking This Christmas

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Well, I don’t see no snow upon the ground,
Yeah, the jingle bells are ringing,
But I don’t hear a sound
And though I can’t say why you left, I can say this,
I’ll be drinking this christmas

Well I’m making a list, and I’m checking it twice,
Bourbon, Scotch, Brandy and plenty of ice,
So when my friends, they ask me what I’m doing on the 25th,
I tell ‘em I’ll be drinking this christmas

No chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
No walking in a winter wonderland,
‘cause I’m rudolph the red nosed asshole,
Too drunk to understand

I don’t see you when you are sleeping,
I don’t know when you’re awake,
I don’t know if you’re being bad or good,
Or if I’m making a big mistake

Ain’t no “White Christmas” playing on this radio,
Ain’t no lips to kiss under this mistletoe,
So until you come back, I’m afraid I must insist.
That I be drinking this christmas


from Rise & Shine, released January 23, 2014



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Scott Gagner San Francisco, California

Recorded live to 2" tape, this melodic and emotionally direct set of songs was born out of a love for 1970's singer- songwriters and pre-WWII standards alike. Recommended for fans of Ron Sexsmith, Nick Lowe, and Harry Nilsson. Guests include Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star, REM).

“Absolutely gorgeous.” ~KDGE 102.1 FM

“The guy is a seriously good songwriter.” ~Dagger Zine
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