Santa Went Hi Tek

Santa Claus decided it was time for a change,

he got himself a hi-tech sleigh.

It had the digital bells and it was jet-propelled,

he put the reindeer out to pasture to stay.

And he bought a bunch of robots to replace the elves,

they started gettin' unemployment checks,

But there were things a happ'nin' that Christmas eve,

that made Santa Claus a nervous wreck.

 

Santa would be gettin' out a doll for Jill,

but it wouldn't have an finger or a head.

He'd need a little help to find the way to Jack's house,

but the reindeer would be home in bed.

 

:Used to be, poor Santa was a yellin' at the reindeer every day.

Used to be, all those elves would be complainin' 'bout conditions and the rate of pay.

Used to be, old Santa was a gripin' when he could'a been a laughin' aloud.

Back when Santa went hi-tech he was lonely up there in the clouds.

 

So Santa Claus decided there was work to be done,

he went back to the drawing board.

He got a bit of advice from the elves and reindeer,

and lots of bits from Mrs. Claus.

He put it all together with a few ideas

he got from watching old Star Treks,

And now everybody's got themselves a thing to do

doin' Christmas on the new sleigh's deck.

 

Well now they beam Santa down to each Christmas tree,

from that gigantic sled in the sky,

and the reindeer drive while the elves and Mrs

keep Santa Claus well supplied.

 

Used to be, poor Santa was a yellin' at the reindeer every day.

Used to be, those elves would be complainin' 'bout conditions and the rate of pay.

Used to be, old Santa was a gripin' when he could'a been a laughin' aloud.

But ever since Santa went Star Trek it's not lonely up there in the clouds,

it's just a party up there in the clouds,

it's really Christmas up there in the clouds.

words & music © 1999 by Rick Ferriss



Santa went Hi Tek is a project of Around Ground Records, 1220 East Flora St, Tampa, FL 33604, USA. © 2002 by Around Ground Records, part of Floridana Stuff Company. Santa art by Dave Bullard. Web pages by Rick Ferriss. Email us at sc@santawenthitek.com