Holiday Pathos

by Red Jacket Mine



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SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital) is an event created in 2012 by Brandy and Pete Nordstrom to raise money for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Through the generous efforts of KEXP, sponsors, donors, and of course the musicians SMooCH is an annual event that proudly helps many children and families.


released December 3, 2013

All songs by Lincoln Barr and Daniel Walker (Swallow Swords Music/Everyday Tunes ASCAP)
Produced by Johnny Sangster (
Recorded at Avast! and Crackle & Pop, Seattle, WA
Mixed by Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI, Seattle, WA

Design by Shawn Wolfe (

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Lincoln Barr (vocals/guitar)
Andrew Salzman (drums/percussion/vocals)
Daniel Walker (keys/vocals)

Scott Barker (hand bells on "Holiday Pathos")
Jim Sangster (bass)
Johnny Sangster (percussion/guitar/vocals)



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Track Name: Holiday Pathos
Holiday pathos is thick in the air
I can see it every department store Santa's blank stare
The Salvation Army is stationed at every door
And I don't think that I can be merry no more

I used to think humanity was kind
Until I turned it over in my mind
You see, I was just naive
Now all I do is grieve
For the blissful ignorance I left behind

I caught the early bus today
With presents in each arm
As if generosity could cure my blues
I thought, "A quick libation never did a body any harm"
Then I found out just how much I had to lose...
Track Name: I've Forgotten More Lately
They tell me I've been here before
But I'm gonna have to take them at their word
'Cos these holidays have been such a blur
And this night just took a turn for the absurd

My lady, she was right
I've been pissed-up every night
And for the next ten days, there ain't no end in sight

Now my mind is so empty
It's sad but it's true
I've forgotten more lately
Than I thought I knew

Family, endless friends in town
They're all getting more of me than they had planned
Seems like every time that I put one down
Someone drops another whiskey in my hand

And now everyone can see
I'm as useless as can be
All this Christmas cheer is catching up with me