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Rated: ASR · Lyrics · Holiday · #911950
On Black Friday, is the hoopla worth it?
Wakin' up at
the crack of dawn
to get the best deal
that you can find.

Staggerin' through the doors
drunk on turkey,
you'll punch the person
seizing the last sale item.

From a day of giving thanks
to getting more more more-
gotta love the American way!
Yeah, it's that time of year again.

Skies are black on Black Friday
as you wait outside the doors.
Must be 4:45
in the morning, not evening.

When the doors (click-click) open,
let the stampede begin.
Everybody's runnin' in
'cause it's that time of year again.

CHORUS

As the commercial crass
rampages o'er the land,
corporations make the money
like there's no tomorrow.

Every year, it's something new,
and we crave bigger, better things.
And it'll only get worse
with the passage of time.


As you walk in-
oh, the lights!
From where do they shine?
Cheap strands and store signs.
Employees may as well wear wreaths 'round their necks
to match the over-the-top
decor of the holidays.

Today they don't have to struggle to
SELL! SELL! SELL!
For everyone's in there to
BUY! BUY! BUY!

By nine, the store's a wreck
yet they're still comin' in,
perhaps the surest sign
that it's that time of year again.

As the commercial crass
rampages o'er the land,
corporations make the money
like there's no tomorrow.

Every year, it's something new,
and we crave bigger, better things.
And it'll only get worse
with the passage of time.


[very slow]

So what is the fad this year
in clothes, toys an' 'lectronics?
What's been predicted
by those marketing execs?

I'm willing to bet that
this year, their stats are way off.
Maybe the public won't fall
for the companies' tricks.

See...

Sloth is encouraged
with overpriced video games.
Parents go to great lengths
to spoil their rotten kids.

What is wrong with us?
Every year, this cycle
revives itself with much vigor
and ensnares scores of innocents.

We turn greedy in the name
of gift giving.
We camp outside the stores
while toting sleepy toddlers.

When the chaos ends,
it gears up to return next month
when your gift you fought to
to get gets returned.

Is it worth it? No!
At least not for us consumers.
Retailers love it!
It's their biggest day.

But how could it be worth it
when stress and money drain you?
Up at eight? You're way too late!
It's that time of year again.

It's that time of year again. [tempo increase]

[slow with chorus at fast tempo as a descant]

You look on the calendar.
It's that time of year again.
The aisles are disaterous,
and you're bound to get injured.

Potential's way too high
for stress and bankruptcy.
Your days won't be merry
when those two things could break you down.

Stop. And think for a
moment. Is it worth it?
I can't think of a way
it could possibly be good.

Next time, you should just
think it out way ahead of time.
Then, you can stay sane when
it's that time of year again.

[fast]

So as the advertising rampages,
should you have to take it?
Even though the price is tempting,
you're bound to lose in the end.

Considering the time you've had,
the rush is a moot point.
Reevaluate your options before
it's that time of year again.
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