Who Murdered Santa? (sinister bouncy rock original - Christmas 2019)

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We always like to come at things from an angle, provocatively so if possible. When we got the band back together in late 2018 / early 2019, Nick started playing a very sinister riff and Tom had an idea for a catchy Stranglers-esque chorus melody. We put the two together and realised it didn't fit with anything else we were working on for our third album, but it did need to be heard.

The lyrics came from the foreboding opening guitar, a desire to fuck with the established joyful xmas tropes and of course throw in our usual subversive political messages.

Hope you like it!

P.S. Some of us enjoy Christmas really.

lyrics

Santa is a corpse
Spread in red and gold
Never bringing joy
Severed in the cold
Crumpled forlorn sight
In the twinkling hush
One thing comes to mind
Did he fall or was he pushed?

Who murdered Santa? x2

WHO MURDERED SANTA
WAS IT OUR NOBLE QUEEN?
LIKE DODI AND DIANA
THE KILLER WAS NEVER SEEN
DID HE HAVE SOMETHING ON HER?
THAT SHE TRIED TO HIDE
WHO MURDERED SANTA?
WAS IT MI5?

Who murdered Santa? X2

HOW WAS SANTA MURDERED?
WAS IT WITH NOVICHOK?
DID RUSSIANS REMOVE HIS TROUSERS
AND SPRAY IT ON HIS SOCKS?
WAS HE A DEFECTOR?
PUTIN’S ENEMY
WHO MURDERED SANTA?
WAS IT THE KGB?
WHO MURDERED SANTA?
DID MILITARY SCIENTISTS
DRAIN HIM OF HIS POWERS
FOR U.S. BENEFIT?
TALK TO MY LAWYERS
THE PRESIDENT SAID TODAY
WHO MURDERED SANTA?
WAS IT THE CIA?


WHO MURDERED SANTA?
IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONE
THE NOISY PROPAGANDA
HAS OBSCURED THE SMOKING GUN
HOW WAS SANTA MURDERED?
I GUESS WE’LL NEVER KNOW
WHO MURDERED SANTA?
LEFT HIM SPRAWLED IN THE SNOW

credits

from FREE Christmas songs, released December 24, 2016
All music and lyrics by The Red Pills
Drums, bass, rhythm guitar and vox recorded at Old Chapel Studios, Leeds by Dave Whitaker
Everything else recorded, mixed and mastered by Nick Shakhlevich

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The Red Pills took their name from the 1999 movie 'The Matrix.' In one scene, Keanu Reeves' character 'Neo' is presented with a choice of pills to ingest; a red pill or a blue pill. Each is a metaphor - taking the blue pill will allow Neo to continue to live a cosy, comfortable lie. Taking the red pill will allow him to wake up to the truth. ... more

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