I'm no holiday curmudgeon, but I do like rewrites. And I’ve found this sentiment to be both true and under-represented in holiday genre-land: "It’s the most triggering time. It can be a wonderful time! But bear in mind- it can be a rough ride; this time of year."
The Most Wonderful Time Parody – Samantha Cooper
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
For some it is jolly but others can’t rally from forcible cheer.
While the same ten or so songs clang in your ears.
It’s the shit showiest season of all.
When over appeasing and unresolved grieving loom under it all.
And the poor fragile empaths think it’s their fault; observe not absorb.
There’ll be high expectations with dwindling patience and magical thinking to boot.There’ll be family staycations with low dose relations and elephants stuck in the room.
The earth will not requite there’s dwindling daylight and seasonal sadness is real.There’s despondent widows and entitled kiddos who chafe at your Achilles heel.
"It’s the most triggering time. It can be a wonderful time!
But bear in mind- it can be a rough ride; this time of year.
Original Song written by Edward Pola & George Wyle in 1963
Rewritten & rearranged by Samantha Cooper
Guitar, Violin, Vocals: Samantha Cooper
Piano: Bennett Young
Drums: Adam Danis
Saxophone: Jarad Selner (Sasquatch!)
Bass: Joel Pixley-Fink
Audio Engineering: Joel Pixley-Fink, East Paterson Studios
Audio Mastering: Ben Lau, Rhino Media
Video Shoot & Editing: Ken Campbell
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.