Getting Ready For Christmas Day

Album: So Beautiful Or So What (2010)
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  • From early in November to the last week of December
    I got money matters weighing me down
    Oh the music may be merry, but it's only temporary
    I know Santa Claus is coming to town

    In the days I work my day job, in the nights I work my night
    But it all comes down to working man's pay
    Getting ready, I'm getting ready, ready for Christmas Day

    (Getting ready for Christmas Day
    And let me tell you, namely, the undertaker, he's getting ready for your body
    Not only that, the jailer he's getting ready for you
    Christmas Day. Hmm? And not only the jailer, but the lawyer, the police force
    Now getting ready for Christmas Day, and I want you to bear it in mind)

    I got a nephew in Iraq it's his third time back
    But it's ending up the way it began
    With the luck of a beginner he'll be eating turkey dinner
    On some mountain top in Pakistan

    Getting ready, oh we're getting ready
    For the power and the glory
    And the story of
    Christmas Day

    (Getting ready, for Christmas Day
    Done made it up in your mind that I'm going, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago
    I'm going, on a trip, getting ready, for Christmas Day
    But when Christmas come, nobody knows where you'll be
    You might ask me. I may be layin' in some lonesome grave
    Getting ready, for Christmas Day)

    Getting ready, oh we're getting ready
    For the power and the glory and the story of the
    Christmas Day
    Yes, we're getting ready

    (Getting ready, ready for your prayers,
    "I'm going and see my relatives in a distant land"
    Getting ready, getting ready for Christmas Day)

    If I could tell my Mom and Dad that the things we never had
    Never mattered we were always okay
    Getting ready, oh ready, ready for Christmas Day
    Ready, getting ready
    For the power and the glory and the story of the
    Christmas Day Writer/s: PAUL SIMON
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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