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Dear Santa

from Happy Holidays by Sweet Soubrette

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Recorded December 6, 2009. Engineered & mixed by Meg Reichardt at Soapbox Studios, Brooklyn, NY.


Dear Santa, I know that it’s been a while
and I know that I’ve been out of touch
it’s hard to believe that it’s been a whole year
and that everything’s changed so much

I still wake up when I hear footsteps
like I did when you used to come down from up north
but I go back to bed and remind myself that
you were always just traveling back and forth

you were no saint but I was no good
for goodness sake we did what we could
it was a gift but I think we misunderstood

I imagine you’ve been keeping busy
and you won’t spend this Christmas alone
yeah those five golden rings didn’t mean a thing
but I guess that I should have known

remember how we’d drive around all night
with the stars overhead and the snow coming down
I could never decide to be naughty or nice
when I knew you were coming to town

you were no saint but I was no good
for goodness sake we did what we could
it was a gift but I think we misunderstood

I hope that you’re well and you’re happy
days merry and bright that’s sincere
anyway I’ve been a good girl and I think I deserve
a new handbag and an iphone this year


from Happy Holidays, track released December 22, 2009
Ellia Bisker: vocals & ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Maria Sonevytsky: backing vocals
Russell Scholl: guitar
Peter Ford: bass

photograph by Alex Ramos alexramosphoto.com


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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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