Tripod - Santa (Live)




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Published on Jan 5, 2008

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Tripod performed this beauty some years back at an Australian Comedy Festival. It is particularly rare, as they have picked a political theme, and further, Yon is in the middle.

Tripod here have taken on the persona of the Liberal party government, in particular their stance on immigration, and the 'child' they are singing to represents the Australian public. For those of you who are too young or not politically minded, the line "We will decide who gets to come into this country and the manner in which they come." is a direct quote made by John Howard (when he was Prime Minister of Australia) about migrants to Australia.


Go to sleep my little daughter
brush your teeth and go to bed.
Got a great big day tomorrow
rest your weary head.
It's that time of year.
Christmas Day is here.
But as for Santa, and whether he'll appear:
Aaahhh. Aaahhh.

When you get a little older
you might understand
that some things are complicated
right out of our hands.
Christmas may be here
(Christmas may be here)
but let's get one thing clear:
you can't just fly across our borders
with your sled and your reindeer.

Santa won't be welcome here
until he pledges allegiance to our flag.
Before we let him in the door
a full bodied commitment to the values of Australia
is what we're looking for.

These are troubled times we live in
you just want to be sure
that you're clear on his intentions
and what he's coming for.
Until we've got him sussed
('til we've got him sussed)
he can't earn our trust.
But with that beard and that head covering
is he really one of us?

Santa won't be welcome here
until he dresses the way that we all dress.
We must protect you little one
so we will decide who gets to come into this country and the manner in which they come.

Santa won't be welcome here.
This is a matter for the grown-ups to decide.
I can see you think its wrong,
but till we've checked his application
he can spend the holiday on Christmas Island.
Till we can move him
(On Christmas Island)
to a processing centre on Nauru,
where he belongs.

Thank you to RikkWynn for the video clip.
Thank you to JermirCaesar for the lyrics.


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