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Artist :Barenaked Ladies
Album :Barenaked for the Holidays
Title :

Elf's Lament


I'm a man of reasonand they say "'Tis the season to be jolly"
But it's folly when you volley for position

Never in existence has there been such a resistance
To ideas meant to free us
If you could see usthen you'd listen

Toiling through the agesmaking toys on garnished wages
There's no union
We're only through when we outdo the competition

I make toysbut I've got aspirations
Make some noise
Use your imagination
Girls and boysbefore you wish for what you wish for
There's a list for who's been
Naughty or nicebut consider the price to an elf

A full indentured servitude can reflect on one's attitude
But that silly red hat just makes the fat man look outrageous

Absurd though it may seemyou knowI've heard there's even been illegal doping
And though we're copingI just hope it's not contagious

You try to start a movementand you think you see improvement
But when thrown into the momentwe just don't seem so courageous

I make toysbut I've got aspirations
Make some noise
Use your imagination
Girls and boysbefore you wish for what you wish for
There's a list for who's been
Naughty or nicebut consider the price to an elf

You look at yourself
You're an elf
And the shelf is just filled with disappointing memories
Trends come and goand your friends wanna know why you aren't just happy making crappy little gizmos
Every kid knows they'll just throw this stuff away

We're used to repetitionso we drew up a petition
Wethe undersignedfeel undermined
Let's redefine "employment"

We know that we've got leverageso we'll hand the fat man a beverage
And sit back while we attack the utter lack of our enjoyment

It may be tough to swallowbut our threats are far from hollow
He may thunderbut if he blundershe may wonder where the toys went

I make toysbut I've got aspirations
Make some noise
Use your imagination
Girls and boysbefore you wish for what you wish for
There's a list for who's been
Naughty or nicebut consider the price
Naughty or nicebut consider the price
Naughty or nicebut consider the price to an elf


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