No Lights On The Back Of The Tree

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Late in December I tend to remember
Smokin’ those Cuban cigars
Never thought twice ‘bout the Porsche in the drive
Swimming pool in the back yard

Life sure is funny when you run outta’ money
The season’s about to get weird
Bought me spot at the mobile home lot
It’s a double wide Christmas this year

Double wide Christmas ain’t even religious
A trailer fixed up like the Ritz
Mistletoe hangin’ and jingle bells rangin’
Twinkies and beer for Saint Nick

Meant so damn much spent my last twenty bucks
Strung up that old evergreen
Got a few branches glowin’ then ran outta’ dough
No lights on the back of the tree

The broken down Ford in the gravel next door
Is decked out in red white and blue
Stole me some Jaeger did shots with the neighbors
Tossed tinsel all over the roof

Built me a fire in a pile of old tires
Hope all the reindeer don’t freeze
Three holiday cheers for a Happy New Year
A double wide Christmas for me

Double wide Christmas the warmest of wishes
A trailer fixed up like the Ritz
Mistletoe hangin’ and jingle bells rangin’
Twinkies and beer for Saint Nick

Meant so damn much spent my last twenty bucks
Strung up that old evergreen
Got a few branches glowin’ then ran outta’ dough
No lights on the back of the tree

Santa come save me it’s drivin’ me crazy
I’m two months behind on the rent
Tried to get flashy but ain’t got the cash
It’s a double wide Christmas again

Double wide Christmas can I get a witness
A trailer fixed up like the Ritz
Mistletoe hangin’ and jingle bells rangin’
Twinkies and beer for Saint Nick

Meant so damn much spent my last twenty bucks
Strung up that old evergreen
Got a few branches glowin’ then ran outta’ dough
No lights on the back of the tree


 - December 2018 -                                                                                                              #256