“Holiday”

Holiday
lyrics by Aaron Levitz, Jason Amelio, and Daniel Flores
music by the Velveteen Band

FUM (MARLEY):
How.. can.. anyone, anyone, anyone even question…
the misery of carrying these chains?
Oh, the deals I signed in ink
They forged each heavy golden link
I need a holiday… from all these aches and pains.

FOE (SCROOGE):
Let’s…just…blame it on, blame it on, blame it on indigestion.
I know there’s more of gravy than of grave.
Thus I reason my belief
That I’ve consumed far too much beef.
I need a holiday, and I prob’ly need a shave.
I need a holiday, and I aim to misbehave.

FUM (MARLEY):
All the wealth that I’ve fought for…
I made myself a prisoner of war.
dragging chains, my endless chore.
I go on and go on, I can’t take it any more.

FUM (MARLEY):
I need a holiday, holiday, holiday, ya ya ya.
dancing the night away!
holiday, holiday, holiday, ya ya ya.
dancing the night away!

(keyboard solo – 1 stanza)

FOE (SCROOGE):
Now, does anyone, anyone, anyone still remember
the value of an honest working wage?
we’ve created tons of jobs
for all those poor ungrateful slobs.
I need a holiday, from their cries of righteous rage.

FUM (MARLEY):
How can anyone, anyone, anyone beat the system
with one percent controlling all the wealth?
Now, the only thing they see
is income inequality.
They need a holiday, just to bank on their- good -health.
They need a holiday..lest they all resort to stealth.

BRIDGE – FOE (SCROOGE):
Since it all comes down to me
it’s time that you agree to disagree.
curse-d spirit, let me be!
you go on and go on, I can’t take it any more.

FOE (SCROOGE):
I need a holiday, holiday, holiday, ya ya ya.
dancing the night away!
holiday, holiday, holiday, ya ya ya.
dancing the night away!

FUM AND FOE (SCROOGE AND MARLEY):
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!

(verse length trumpet solo – 2 stanzas)

FUM AND FOE (SCROOGE AND MARLEY):
Is there any point, any point, any point in debating
I feel like I’m talkin’ to a wall
FUM (MARLEY):
I’m desperate to unwind
trying to help you change your mind
FUM AND FOE (SCROOGE AND MARLEY):
we need a holiday, and let the pieces fall
We need a holiday, and we’ll let…..the pieces fall.

FUM (MARLEY):
Well, I fear my turn is done.
FOE (SCROOGE):
I fear that my adventure’s just begun.
FUM (MARLEY):
Three more spirits soon will come.
FOE AND FUM (SCROOGE AND MARLEY):
It goes on and goes on, so “god bless us, every one!”

FUM AND FOE (SCROOGE AND MARLEY):
We need a holiday, holiday, holiday, ya ya ya.
dancing the night away!
holiday, holiday, holiday, ya ya ya.
dancing the night away!

yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!

yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!
yah de da de da!

Holiday!
Holiday!
Holiday!
Holiday!
Holiday!
Holiday!


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