Presenting the Santa Baby 99ers Christmas Unemployment Song, or The Santa Baby 99ers Song, on Christmas Eve.
Donalee King (in photo from Zennie62.com), who goes by Paladinette, at Zennie62.com, created this variation of the classic Christmas Song Santa Baby.
King, a blogger who also has her own blog called Jobless Unite, is one of the so-called “99ers,” those who’s unemployment benefits have ran out after the 99-week limit, and seek an extension of benefits, or better yet, a job.
In seeking both, the San Diego resident has become a tireless advocate for the jobless. Her work on this song landed her notice by the LA Times.
The video is below, followed by the lyrics, which are graphic but worth reading and singing…if you dare!
(In fact, if you’re in Oakland, California, print out the lyrics, take them down to The Alley at 3325 Grand Avenue, present them to Rod Dibble at the piano, and ask he would accompany you in song. Santa Baby is a song he knows how to play.)
Lyrics to video song Santa Baby – 99ers Style 2010
Congress Baby, the 99ers need a tier 5……to survive
I know you’re HEARTLESS [email protected]#*s But….so what?
My children need some dinner tonight!
The car got repo’d and the rent is awfully late…but wait
You only care for the rich that’s a B*@#H
there’s millions of us dying out here
We can’t afford a Christmas tree
While you’re all buying Cartier at Tiffany
You bailed out banks Greece and Haiti too
I think it’s time the 99ers heard from you
Obama baby, just help the 99ers please
and… don’t tease
Been a really tough year
I Hope Your change is comin’ tonight
Obama honey, you sold 99ers flat out
and now it’s snowing out,
My stomach’s growling
I need some food and shelter tonight
Sherrod honey, Schumer and that Stabenow too
Were through we all trusted you
but senate baby your lies have left us hurtn’ out here
We’re not rich – guess we don’t count
The dirty little secret you won’t talk about
There’ll be no jobs again next Year
It’s time you kicked your senate’s butts into high gear
Congress baby just pretend to care for us poor
once more – come on it’s just a check – so what the heck?
there’s millions of us dying out here!
That’s right I’d rather work than fight
Hurry Congress there’s 99ers dying TONIGHT