Don't Shoot Me Santa
The Killers Lyrics


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Oh, Santa
I've been waiting on you
That's funny kid
Because I've been coming for you

Oh, Santa
I've been killing just for fun
Well, the party is over kid
Because I, because I got a bullet in my gun
A bullet in your what

(Santa's got a bullet in his gun, you know it)
(Santa's got a bullet in his gun)

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
I've been a clean living boy
I promise you, did every little thing you ask me to
I can't believe the things I'm going through

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
No one else around believes me
But the children on the block they tease me
I couldn't let them off that easy

Oh, Santa
It's been a real hard year
There just ain't no getting around this
Life is hard but look at me I turned out alright

Hey, Santa
Why don't we talk about it, work it out
Believe me, this ain't what I wanted
I love all you kids, you know that, hell

I remember when you were just 10 years old
Playing out in the desert
Just waiting for a sip of that
Sweet Mojave rain

In the sweet Mojave rain
The boy was on his own

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
I've been a clean living boy
I promise you, did every little thing you ask me to
I can't believe the things I'm going through

Hey, Santa Clause
No one else around believes me
But the children on the block they tease me
I couldn't let them off that easy

They had it coming, so, why can't you see
I couldn't turn my check no longer
The sun is going down and Christmas is near
Just look the other way and I'll disappear forever

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
No one else around believes me
But the children on the street they tease me
I couldn't let them off that easy





Believe me Santa, Santa

Overall Meaning

The Killers' song "Don't Shoot Me Santa" is a unique take on the classic Christmas song that tells a quite different story. The song starts with Santa Claus approaching the singer of the song and the singer taunting Santa by telling him that he's been killing people for fun. Santa realizes that the singer has a bullet in his gun and is planning on shooting him. The singer begs Santa not to shoot him, telling him that he's been a "clean living boy" and has done everything Santa has asked him to do.


The singer then explains that he's been having a tough year and asks Santa to talk it out with him. He reminisces about a time when he was young and playing in the desert, waiting for a sip of sweet Mojave rain. The song ends with the singer pleading with Santa not to shoot him, and saying that the children on the block tease him but he couldn't let them off that easily.


Overall, the song is a dark and quirky twist on the Christmas narrative, featuring a troubled narrator and an unexpectedly violent Santa Claus.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, Santa
The singer is addressing Santa.


I've been waiting on you
The singer has been anticipating Santa's arrival.


That's funny kid
Santa finds the singer's statement amusing.


Because I've been coming for you
Santa has been planning to confront the singer.


I've been killing just for fun
The singer is confessing to committing murder as a form of enjoyment.


Well, the party is over kid
Santa is signaling that the singer's violent behavior needs to stop.


Because I, because I got a bullet in my gun
Santa is implying that he will not hesitate to use violence to stop the singer's actions.


Don't shoot me Santa Clause
The singer is pleading with Santa not to harm him.


I've been a clean living boy
The singer assures Santa that he has been well-behaved.


I promise you, did every little thing you ask me to
The singer insists that he has followed Santa's requests.


I can't believe the things I'm going through
The singer is expressing disbelief at his current situation.


No one else around believes me
The singer feels isolated and unsupported by those around him.


But the children on the block they tease me
The singer is being bullied by children in his neighborhood.


I couldn't let them off that easy
The singer is justifying his violent actions as a means of standing up for himself and taking revenge against his bullies.


It's been a real hard year
The singer has had a difficult time recently.


There just ain't no getting around this
The singer acknowledges that his situation is unavoidable.


Life is hard but look at me I turned out alright
The singer reflects on his personal resilience and success despite life's challenges.


Why don't we talk about it, work it out
The singer is proposing that he and Santa discuss their issues and come up with a solution together.


Believe me, this ain't what I wanted
The singer insists that he did not intend for things to escalate to this point.


I love all you kids, you know that, hell
The singer expresses his affection for children, despite his violent behavior towards them.


I remember when you were just 10 years old
The singer reminds Santa of a past memory they shared when the singer was a child.


Playing out in the desert
The singer recalls playing in the desert with Santa when they were younger.


Just waiting for a sip of that
The singer and Santa were both hoping to find a source of water in the desert.


Sweet Mojave rain
The type of rain that the singer and Santa were hoping to find in the desert.


The boy was on his own
The singer was alone and vulnerable during this memory.


They had it coming, so, why can't you see
The singer feels justified in his violent actions towards his bullies and does not understand why Santa cannot see this.


I couldn't turn my cheek no longer
The singer could no longer tolerate the mistreatment he was experiencing from his bullies.


The sun is going down and Christmas is near
The timing of this confrontation is significant, as it is occurring during the holiday season.


Just look the other way and I'll disappear forever
The singer is suggesting that if Santa does not intervene, he will leave and never be seen again.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer, Ronnie Jr. Vannucci

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@kennarogers3119

Lyrics

Oh, Santa
I've been waiting on you
That's funny kid
Because I've been coming for you

Oh, Santa
I've been killing just for fun
Well, the party is over kid
Because I, because I got a bullet in my gun
A bullet in your what

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
I've been a clean living boy
I promise you, did every little thing you ask me to
I can't believe the things I'm going through

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
No one else around believes me
But the children on the block they tease me
I couldn't let them off that easy

Oh, Santa
It's been a real hard year
There just ain't no getting around this
Life is hard but look at me I turned out alright

Hey, Santa
Why don't we talk about it, work it out
Believe me, this ain't what I wanted
I love all you kids, you know that, hell

I remember when you were just 10 years old
Playing out in the desert
Just waiting for a sip of that
Sweet Mojave rain

In the sweet Mojave rain
The boy was on his own

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
I've been a clean living boy
I promise you, did every little thing you ask me to
I can't believe the things I'm going through

Hey, Santa Clause
No one else around believes me
But the children on the block they tease me
I couldn't let them off that easy

They had it coming, so, why can't you see
I couldn't turn my check no longer
The sun is going down and Christmas is near
Just look the other way and I'll disappear forever

Don't shoot me Santa Clause
No one else around believes me
But the children on the street they tease me
I couldn't let them off that easy

Believe me Santa, Santa



All comments from YouTube:

@CHIIIEEEEEEEEFFFFSSS

This song does such a great job of conveying that feeling you get when you're begging Santa not to kill you.

@3cho_dimension285

🤣🤣🤣🎄⛄⛄ facts!

@thelordofchaos-2009

I hate it when he does that😢

@vtuberconnoisseur5377

Truly me when I am begging Santa not to shoot me

@jeyonce9501

The guy who plays Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds, Matthew Gray Gubler, directed this video.

@le-vd6sp

THIS MAKES IT 1000000 TIMES BETTER OMG

@Turtlelover-ex4zf

That's why I love it so much. Bc of Matthew

@susydiazdl

no he didn't... you're thinking of Dirt Sledding

@jeyonce9501

Susana Diaz He 100% did... look it up

@thugrunna11

+Susana Diaz yes he did

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