Harvey Danger Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) Lyrics

Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)
  • 2 Plague of Locusts
  • 3 Wine, Women & Song (demo)
  • 4 Pike St. / Park Slope (demo)
  • 5 Jack the Lion (live)
  • A studio apartment in a dull part of Seattle
    A strand of light suspended by a thumbtack in the drywall
    The restaurants are closed
    So are the record shops, the banks, and bars, and Bartel drugs,
    and so's the half price bookstore
    But the movies are always open
    And I always have to open
    A repertory movie house
    Well life is not so wonderful
    For 15 soggy patrons who have no better place to be
    Not to mention me
    I'm working for a holiday wage
    My family is two time zones away,
    I'm supposed to call them
    My vodka and snow is melting
    The alcohol isn't helping
    Sometimes you have to work on Christmas, sometimes
    You have to work on Christmas, sometimes
    You gotta work on Christmas,
    I doubt I'll miss this
    There's an artificial tree blinking in the lobby,
    Sitting on the coffee table, yea
    Strangers and spare changers stand in line like poor relations
    At some kind of sad reunion
    And I'm selling the tickets
    They come in out of the weather
    For Christmas alone together
    Sometimes you have to work on Christmas, sometimes
    You have to work on Christmas, sometimes
    You have to work on Christmas,
    I doubt I'll miss this next year
    Sometimes you have to work on Christmas, sometimes
    You gotta work on Christmas, sometimes
    You have to work on Christmas,
    I doubt I'll miss this at all

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