I Don't Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

by Electric Needle Room



I don't want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I've got too much stuff, I have enough
This consumerism really is ridiculous
Why do we buy so much useless stuff?

I don't want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Why does this time make us look selfish?
Superficial and envious also
Peace and love and happiness should do

I don't feel better if you buy me that
You might think you do and justify
But in March you're still paying off credit cards
And I'll have a bigger garage sale

Could you please not give me anything for Christmas
Useless crap I'll take back anyway
When I say you shouldn't have, you shouldn't have
Let's just enjoy others' company


released November 12, 2015
Matt Beat



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Electric Needle Room Lawrence, Kansas

Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more


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