There ain’t no Santa Claus on the evenin’ stage
There ain’t no way t’ pull the curtain
‘N hide from hunger’s rage
There ain’t no town t’ stop in
There ain’t no time t’ stop in
There ain’t no straw for my horse
There ain’t no straw for my bed
There ain’t no comfort in cold boards
There ain’t no rumours or food for my stomach
‘N someday I’m gonna be saved
‘Cause I gotta eat ‘n drink ‘n breathe ‘n sleep
‘N I’m ah slave
Down in hominy’s grotto there’s ah soul die’n ‘n leavin’
Every second on the evenin’ stage
There’s ah soul die’n ‘n rottin’ ‘n pickin’
Some new kinda cotton
With his fingers broken ‘n his heart ‘n back forgotten
There ain’t no Santa Claus on the evenin’ stage

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    General CommentIn part it's saying "there's no God/hero figure coming to save the world...we have to do it ourselves"
    But it's also about the music industry and Don's unassuagable feelings of being ripped off / abused. (Damn, talk about "pot and kettle"!!)
    He famously recited it in the face of Frank Zappa when Frank wouldn't let him use any Bat Chain Puller material to pad out the IC4C album.
    Dia270on May 12, 2016   Link

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