Sunday, December 10, 2006


been asked about these in many an email - ya go:


bah! humbug! no...that's too strong, 'cause it is my favorite holiday
but all this year's been a busy blur, don't think I have the energy

to add to my already mad rush, just cause it's "'tis the season"
the perfect gift for me would be, completions and connections

left from last year, ski shop, encounter, most interesting...
had his number but never the time, most of '81 passed along those lines

so deck those halls, trim those trees, raise up cups of Christmas cheer
I just need to catch my breath, Christmas by myself this year
calendar picture, frozen landscape, chilled this room for 24 days
evergreens, sparkling snow, get this winter over with!

flashback to springtime, saw him again, would've been good to go for lunch
couldn't agree when we were both free, we tried, we said we'd keep in touch

didn't, of course, 'til the summertime, out to the beach to his boat, could I join him?
no, this time it was me, sunburn in the third degree

now the calendar's just one page and, of course, I am excited
tonight's the night, but I've set my mind, not to do too much about it
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas...think I'll miss this one this year
hardly dashing through the snow, cause I bundled up too tight
last minute have-to-dos, a few cards, a few calls

because it's RSVP, no thanks, no party lights
it's Christmas Eve, gonna relax, turned down all of my invites

last fall I had a night to myself, same guy called, Halloween party
waited all night for him to show, this time his car wouldn't go

forget it, it's cold, it's getting late, trudge on home to celebrate
in a quiet way, unwind, doing Christmas right this time
the A & P has provided me, with the world's smallest turkey
already in the oven, nice and hot, oh damn, guess what I forgot!

so on with the boots, back out in the snow, to the only all-night grocery
when what to my wondering eyes should appear, in the line is that guy I've been chasing all year!

spending this one alone, he said, need a break, this year's been crazy
I said, me too, but why are you...?, you mean, you forgot cranberries, too?

then suddenly we laughed and laughed, caught on to what was happening
that Christmas magic's brought this tale , to a very happy ending.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it A&P has Pride in me with the world's smallets turkey. REffering to the long time A&P slogan about Pride?

9:53 AM  
Blogger CBeezwax said...


interesting that you heard that - works as well as the actual line!

but no...these lyrics are correct.



10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I love this song.

6:13 AM  
Anonymous a day late said...

It was really sweet of you to provide this, although for me personally it was the "Square Pegs" lyrics I could never suss out...

8:55 PM  
Blogger CBeezwax said...



Square pegs, square pegs. Square, square pegs
Always never quite right.
I’d like it if they liked us, but I don’t think they like us.
So tell me where’s the party, and how come we weren’t invited?
One size does not fit all.

Don’t wanna wear my glasses, I have to wear my glasses.
Why are we wearing this year what they were wearing last year?
Yeah, I’d be cuter without gum in my braces.
I hope the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.

She said that she was, but we know she isn’t
And she said that she would but he hasn’t asked her.

He did - and we know it. But with whom? We can't guess it.
And they think that we’re the.

Square pegs, square pegs. Square, square pegs

Really funny - who broke the π button on my calculator?
May you be eternally grounded.
Me? Get juiced with The Cool Patrol?
Uh . . . no thanks . . . Why do you think they call it beer?
I mean...listen to him!

(sax solo)

Square pegs, square pegs. Square, square pegs

Ya know, our school colors should be black and blue.
Yeah. I mean no. Huh? What?
No. I don’t think I have a bad attitude. Why?
Suspended? Suspended for what?
But they told me it was Senior Wig Day!
Honest, I don’t even know how those worms got there.
Now, what would I do with 200 peanut butter cups?
One size does not fit all


9:04 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I always thought it was "A & P has pride in me" too--because of the slogan from the time the song was written, "A & P has pride in you!"

10:03 AM  
Blogger CBeezwax said...

just learned a new word for a misheard song lyric = mondagreen.

did A & P have that slogan in '81? maybe someone at their ad agency heard Xmas Wrapping, thought that's how the lyric went...and used it as a slogan in A & P's ad campaign!



10:09 AM  

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