Santa If You're Listening

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11.Santa If You’re Listening 3:57 A beautiful touching acoustic ballad of a recently unemployed man who makes a Christmas wish to Santa for a job and help getting through the holidays. Very appropriate for the times we live in.
Acoustic guitars, vocal

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11. Santa If You’re Listening (3:54)
words & music by Loretta Hagen
How the holidays have changed
Each year more of their meaning fades
They sneak up on us like a wave
That washes out to sea

Here I am on Christmas Eve
With so fewer gifts to give
Been trying to make ends meet these days
There's just no easy way

Santa if you're listening
Can you find me work
I lost my job back in the Spring
And I feel I've lost my worth
I can stretch a dollar
But it don't cover much
Santa if you hear me
Could you get me through this month

Now I am not a lazy man
Answered every want ad
I'm not afraid to use my hands
Even for low wage

You see I've got a family
A wife and kids, and a dog to feed
They're everything and more to me
I'd give them anything

Santa if you're listening
Can you find me work
Lost my job back in the spring
Now I feel I've lost my worth
It's hard not to worry
And to keep my spirits up
Oh Santa if you hear me
Could you get me through this month

Wish I could fill these stockings
With nothing else but love
Cause I have a wealthy pockets full
And I would give more than enough

How the holidays have changed
Each year more of the meaning fades
I hope it becomes clear again
At Christmas time next year

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from Mud and Stone, track released February 19, 2012
www.LorettaHagen.com

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Loretta Hagen West Milford, New Jersey

Loretta Hagen is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter, whose musical career spans two decades. Weaving folk, country, rock and blues, she writes songs with strong, catchy melodies and passionate poignant lyrics, and delivers them with her rich alto voice. "Loretta Hagen writes songs that sound like they can come from the Heartland, but they also really come from the heart." John Platt WFUV 90.7 ... more

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