by The Bruce Smith Band

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All the stockings are hung by the chimney with care
Every street’s lit up just like Times Square
Store windows bring life to the make believe
The halls are decked with boughs of holly
Everybody all aboard the Christmas Trolley
But I’ll be bluer than Graceland on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus cross me off your list
Unless you can wrap up a little kiss from my baby
She’s so far away
I know that you’ve been workin’ hard all year
But you don’t have to come by here
Unless you happen to see her along the way

Well I don’t know if I’ve been more bad than good
Or done everything just like I should
Maybe I ain’t even tried hard enough
All the boxes and paper, bows and string
They won’t mean a blessed thing
If I can’t be with the one I love


Candy canes, cookies, Grandma’s homemade fudge
Won’t get this poor heart to budge
This Christmas gonna be so cruel
Baby without you’l

I’ll go to church get on my knees and pray
And thank the Lord for this special day
Of wonder and beauty, hope and grace
When I get home, I’ll drink me a toast
To the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
But I’d gladly trade bottle and bible just to see her face


Oh Santa man give them elves a break
One less present that they have to make
One less thing for Rudy and the boys to be wheelin’
Well Santa can’ta rock away these Christmas blues
Them ho, ho, ho’s turn into boo hoo hoos
Now I know exactly how Elvis was feelin’…


released December 6, 2012



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The Bruce Smith Band Austin, Texas

The new Bruce Smith Band EP was produced by David Z (Prince, Etta James, Fine Young Cannibals). With the new release, “See You Walkin’”, Bruce Smith continues the work praised by Washington Post as “powerful folk songs with a conscience” and what Performing Songwriter Magazine called “literate, descriptive lyrics with a unique point of view articulated in a way that’s intelligent and accessible” ... more

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