Santa Can't Stay
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics

Cold tears fall from his eyes
As he turns into the night and walks away
Lucille runs outside
Just to see if there might be a sleigh
Little Bobby stares down
At the plate where cookies still lay
And tries to understand
Why momma said Santa can't stay

Momma said Santa can't stay
Said she told him that twice yesterday
Then a car just like Dad's
Pulled out and drove away
After mom said Santa couldn't stay

They both heard him coming
Saw Mom run down the hall and holler wait
Doug you're drunk don't come inside
I'm not joking I've had all this I can take
He threw a present really hard
That almost hit Mom's new boyfriend Ray
And yelled ho-ho lucky for you she's here
And said that Santa can't stay


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You gotta love a Christmas song that includes the lyric "might just have to beat the crap out of Ray" :,-D

Montana Jewels

Love this song ! Brilliant writing.

T Sherman

Merry Christmas :)


Good to hear something different. Nice song Dwight!


boyfriend ray lmao

Andrea Burton

Love anything by. Dwight

Mason Keys

This song is about a dad dressed as Santa and they get into a fight and then get divorced

John A

The anti I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus. Great songwriter!

Louise Rawle

Love this

Petra Ullrich

It is great! I like it.

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