Bad Holiday

by From Indian Lakes

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I was asked by many this year to do another holiday song. I wanted to do something original, and find a topic that I hadn't heard before in a holiday song. I also didn't want it to be exclusively about Christmas so as to include all people from any background.

Bad Holiday is about the people who don't love holidays. They aren't social and every year they dread having to get through the family and friends get togethers. I grew up with someone in my life who had a hard time putting on a happy face to see other people. It's ok if you don't want to come out of your room sometimes.


I see it now in white
the whole house covered up
but you

weren’t inside the night
the basement flooded up to the second floor

its a sad holiday
does the snow melt away
and reveal the grass

its the warmth of a kiss
never speaking of it
and it all will pass

but you don’t want to see the lights
you don’t want the company to see you cry

you’re not one to make a fuss
you don’t have to come out of the room to us

i feel it now your right
the whole house buzzing some
but you

pretend to sleep and cover your eyes
and i had a gift for you
when you get downstairs

its a bad view from here
its the people you’re near
they’re all the same

its the place you grew up
do you feel good enough
a family in a way


released December 12, 2015
Written by Joey Vannucchi
Recorded and Performed by Joey Vannucchi and Sean O'Sullivan at Little Shuteye Studios in North West, CA.



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