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A Really Good Holiday

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The idea of doing a holiday song kicked around between Dr. Cranquis, Rob and Mark back in October 2012. We’d worked on music together before, but we thought it would be fun to work on a song of 12 Days of Non-Denominational, Multi-Cultural, All-Inclusive, Non-Judgmental Tumblr Winter Holiday Season Enjoyment. We opened it up to Tumblr to help us write some medically themed the lyrics for a song set to the general music of The Twelve Days of Christmas. As we waited for submissions to come in, the two of us in the The Really Good Post
Roast thought we’d do an original song. Then maybe another. Somewhere along the line, things ramped up to an EP., including The Twelve Days of Cranqmas. Sometimes things just get out of hand, in the nicest way.

In the spirit of the season, this EP our gift to you.

Happy Holidays,

-Rob and Mark
December 2012

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released December 18, 2012

A Really Good Holiday (2012)

The Really Good Pot Roast is Robert Rubin and Mark Dabney.
www.TheReallyGoodPotRoast.com

All songs © 2012 by The Really Good Pot Roast, except:

Twelve Days of Cranqmas – Traditional. Music adapted from ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ by The Really Good Pot Roast. Lyrics
by The Really Good Pot Roast, Dr. Cranquis, and the
Cranquistadors (especially healmybrokenness,
brickdancer, randisandlin, and
ConfessionsOfARedhead).
Hava Nagila – Traditional. Adapted music by The Really Good Pot Roast.

Read Dr. Cranquis’ Mumbled Gripes at cranquis.tumblr.com

Cover art by …love Meagan
www.flickr.com/photos/lovemaegan/5284487705/, adapted by Mark Dabney (licensed under Creative Commons)

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The Really Good Pot Roast is Robert Rubin and Mark Dabney. They're based in New York and Washington, D.C. respectively. We write music across genres. We write music we like to listen to. We hope you like it too. it's Really Good.

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Track Name: The Twelve Days of Cranqmas
On the first day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, an order for a blood chemistry

On the second day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, much expertise and nothing to do with organic chemistry.

On the third day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 3 GI cocktails, much expertise, and an order for an EKG

On the fourth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, an order for an EKG.

On the fifth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, nurses rushing in, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, some bad news on my EKG.

On the sixth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, ST changes on my EKG.

On the seventh day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 7 smart consultants, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, ST changes on my EKG.

On the eighth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 8 rounds of Epi, 7 smart consultants, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, ST changes on my EKG.

On the ninth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 9 rescue breaths, 8 rounds of epi, 7 smart consultants, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, ST changes on my EKG.

On the tenth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 10 french foley catheters, 9 rescue breaths, 8 rounds of epi, 7 smart consultants, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, V-tach on my EKG.

On the eleventh day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 11 chest compressions, 10 french foley catheters, 9 rescue breaths, 8 rounds of epi, 7 smart consultants, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, V-Fib on my EKG.

On the twelfth day of Cranqmas, my Cranquis gave to me, 12 defibrillations, 11 chest compressions, 10 french foley catheters, 9 rescue breaths, 8 rounds of epi, 7 smart consultants, 6 medical students, 5 mgs of morphine, 4 baby aspirin, 3 rounds of enzymes, and despite that expertise, a flatline on my EKG.
Track Name: Christmas Dinner
Some snowy morning
You're wide awake now
race down the stairs and to the tree
Your parents smile
Gifts from Santa
You grab for them impatiently

But while you tear, the paper off
I'm sleeping, the alarm turned off
The stores are closed, nothing to do
but wait until, the day is through

And then it's dinner time.
My favorite time

CHORUS
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
You can have your Christmas morning [Chinese Food]
But we're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]


The TV's on
Jimmy Stewart
Life ain't so good when it's on loop
my parents doze
yesterday's paper
Christmas is boring if you're a Jew

We while away the passing day
Repeats and a bad parade
No gifts no love nothing to do
We wait until the day is through

And then it's dinner time.
My favorite time

CHORUS
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
You can have your Christmas morning [Chinese Food]
But we're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]


The sun has set
but you wouldn't know it
your house is lit like it's on fire
Through your window
I watch you laughing
As you get all your heart's desire

The months that passed all lead to this
The ads, the sales, the naughty lists
You enjoy your day with all your might
And I'll enjoy all 8 of my nights

And then it's dinner time.
My favorite time

CHORUS
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
You can have your Christmas morning [Chinese Food]
But we're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
We're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
You can have your Christmas morning [Chinese Food]
But we're going out for dinner [Chinese Food]
Track Name: This Is A Good Day
You're still awake when I make it home
Swing shift again but it keeps the heat on
You look tired as I feel and I know not to say a word
It’s just good to have you home

This is a good day
This is a good day
This is a good day

The tree is the kind that folds
It’s showing signs of age but then again so are we
The lights a little dimmer but I don't mind at all
‘Cause I can still see you, and you still look so lovely

This is a good day
This is a good day
This is a good day
It’s our Christmas Day
This is a good day
This is a good day
This is a good day
It’s our Christmas Day

It’s not what we planned when started off together
Stretching so hard to find the ends never meet
And just when I thought you couldn't scream any louder
You whisper my name and it just breaks my heart

You hum as you cook with what’s left in the cupboard
The pipes sing behind you and rattle the out the words
This apartment’s not what we wanted or where we thought we would be,
But I wouldn’t be anywhere else

This is a good day
This is a good day
This is a good day
It’s our Christmas Day
This is a good day
This is a good day
This is a good day
It’s our Christmas Day
Track Name: All I Want for Xmas
It’s Christmas time again
And just like every year
We’re gonna go to grandma’s house
To spread some yule tide cheer
And even though I know
That grandma’s house is warm
I’m gonna wear that sweater
That she made when I was four
 
CHORUS
All I want for Christmas
Is a porno and a beer
I’m sick and tired of socks and ties
That I get every year
All I want for Christmas
Is a porno and a beer
 
The turkey’s always dry
The stuffing’s always bland
My nephew’s always punishing
That unturned baby grand
She always serves a fruitcake
And eighteen types of pie
Take a swig of Pepto
‘N watch It’s a Wonderful Life
 
CHORUS
All I want for Christmas
Is a porno and a beer
I’m sick and tired of socks and ties
That I get every year
All I want for Christmas
Is a porno and a beer


Every year I wind up with the same old shit
Clothes and DVDs but not a single tit
No more leaving snack out for those damn reindeer
Pretty sure all Santa wants is a nice cold beer

VERSE 3
It’s always one big fight
We all just scream and shout
My Uncle’s always way to drunk
And momma’s all strung out
There’s no love left at grandma’s
Just hatred and mistrust
I’m gonna get a pole next year
And celebrate Festivus

CHORUS
All I want for Christmas
Is a porno and a beer
I’m sick and tired of socks and ties
That I get every year
All I want for Christmas
Is a porno and a beer
Track Name: Hava Nagila
[Instrumental]