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Look, people like you can't go shopping on the holidays unless people like me agree to work. But, y'know, maybe it ain't ALL bad...


Got your invite, I got your letter
For your holiday get-together
"Let us celebrate, please save the date
We would love it if you'd come"
It's a beautiful invitation
But I'm out for the duration
While you're drinking hot-buttered rum
I'll be navigating pandemonium

On the Holiday Shift, working five to three
(the holiday shift), yeah lucky me
While you party here's my parting gift
Watching morons shoppin' on the Holiday Shift

And you tell me "This is outrageous!
It's a sickness and it's contagious
It's a family day and they shouldn't make you
Go to work today"
I appreciate your kind wishes
But I wish you'd mind your business
Cause I like the extra pay
Just a bit more than my family anyway

On the holiday shift, at your favorite store
(The Holiday shift), watch 'em storm the floor
If there were no demand, it would not exist
But buyers' gonna buy on the

Holiday shift - Where you and I will be sharing the same pain
If you catch my drift - cause your party and
my job are just the same

And here's how:

Everyone's friendly at the start of the night
But the longer they stay, the more they fight
They get in the way while we multi-task
They give their opinions when we didn't ask
We'll both need a week to convalesce
From the noise, the smell, and the epic mess
When the night is over we can't believe
How some people don't know when it's time to leave

The holiday shift - while you celebrate
(the holiday shift) - they'll be at the gate
And ready to throw down to prove their thrift
The holiday shift - but while you're drinking wine
(the holiday shift) - I'm making double-time
I'll think of that when I can use a lift

On the holiday shift, it's a long 10 hours
(the holiday shift), but I hold the power
I rule my register with an iron fist

Holiday Shift - you got a chip on their shoulder?
(The holiday shift) Yes I can move slower
So don't you get your panties in a twist...

So while you drink and dine and exchange your gifts
Raise a glass to me on the holiday shift


from The Holiday Shift - Remixed & Remastered for 2018, released November 24, 2018
Written by Matt Casarino and Jill Knapp
(c) 2016 Suburban Legends Music. All Rights Reserved.

Jill: Vocals & vocal arrangements, drums, trumpet
Matt: guitars, bass, saxophones, vocals, programming


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