Tis The Season

Album: Signed & Sealed In Blood (2013)
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  • Bassist/vocalist Ken Casey told Billboard magazine that this holiday song, "is definitely not some cheesy Christmas tune. It's about a dysfunctional family."
  • The song was The Dropkick Murphys' first to chart on both Billboard's Alternative and Rock charts as well as the Australian Top 100 singles listing.
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  • James from QuebecLyrics for "Tis The Season"

    The season's upon us, it's that time of year
    Brandy and eggnog, there's plenty of cheer
    There's lights on the trees
    And there's wreaths to be hung
    There's mischief and mayhem
    And songs to be sung

    There's bells and there's holly, the kids are gung-ho
    True love finds a kiss beneath fresh mistletoe
    Some families are messed up while others are fine
    If you think yours is crazy
    Well you should see mine

    My sisters are whack-jobs, I wish I had none
    Their husbands are losers and so are their sons
    My nephew's a horrible, wise little twit
    He once gave me a gift wrapped box full of s--t

    He likes to pelt carolers with icy snow balls
    I'd like to take him out back
    And deck more than the halls
    With family like this, I would have to confess
    I'd be better off lonely, distraught and depressed

    The season's upon us, it's that time of year
    Brandy and eggnog, there's plenty of cheer
    There's lights on the trees
    And there's wreaths to be hung
    There's mischief and mayhem and songs to be sung
    They call this Christmas where I'm from

    My mom likes to cook, push our buttons and prod
    My brother just brought home another big broad
    The eyes roll and whispers come loud
    
From the kitchen I'd come home more often
    If they'd only quit bitching

    Dad, on the other hand's a selfish old sod
    Drinks whiskey alone with my miserable dog
    Who won't run or fetch, yeah, he couldn't care less
    He defiled my teddy bear and left me the mess

    The season's upon us, it's that time of year
    Brandy and eggnog, there's plenty of cheer
    There's lights on the trees
    And there's wreaths to be hung
    There's mischief and mayhem and songs to be sung
    They call this Christmas where I'm from

    The table's set, we raise a toast
    The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
    I'm so glad this day only comes once a year
    You can keep your opinions, your presents, your “Happy New Year”
    They call this Christmas where I'm from
    They call this Christmas where I'm from
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