A Very Random Christmas

by Mega Ran

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A Clean, fun Christmas rap album. Thank you for listening.

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released 25 November 2011

Re-recorded and remastered for 2012. Random Beats Music/ One Beagle Music. Executive Produced by Random and DN3 for the RandomBeagle. Music by Vince Guaraldi, Melvin Raymond. Lyrics by R. Jarbo, P. Hanson, K. Williams, J. Correa, D. Miranda, J. Raiford.

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People will remember Ran for his daring leap from teaching into video game remixing which led to a Capcom cosign, but Random's penchant for storytelling has impressed gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world. ... more

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Track Name: Wishlist
Oh, I gotta real good feelin
That this gonna be the best Christmas
No fightin no fussin no stealin
Imma get everything on my wish list
Oh, I gotta real good feelin
That this gonna be the best Christmas
No poutin no cussin no squealing
Imma get everything on my wish list

Dear Santa,
I been on my best behavior
I brush before bedtime and I play nice with the neighbors,
I keep my room spotless and I wash all of the dishes,
Plus I share with my brothers and I stick up for my sisters
I take out the trash when it isnt my turn to,
I come in the house 4 minutes before curfew
finish all my dinner even when I don't enjoy it
Do what ever I'm told but my parents ignore it
But they told me you know when I'm Awake and know when I'm asleep and know when I'm a make mistakes and when I don't so I'm totally sure
Cuz I see it every-time that we go to the store,
It's the same thing I've wanted for the past 2 Seasons
So I know I deserve it, shoot I'm past due even,
I signed the letter in my best Manuscript,
Sat it next to the ginger snaps and cold milk

A brand new bike
on my wish list
And some brand new nikes
on my wish list
Couple video games
on my wish list
Even a herringbone chain
on my wish list
Ya won't find no socks
on my wish list
or those turtleneck tops
on my wish list
Or the corduroy pants
on my wish list
I think I really took a chance
on my wish list

I know what musta happened in the previous year
I was scribbling too fast, you couldnt read it too clear
So even though I thought I asked for the Jordan's with patent leather
You mistook it for a request for a stack of sweaters
It's all good, I'll take the blame for the mishap
Cuz this years are betterthan last years, dig that,
Thisll be heaven sent
I even ripped the page outta the Sears Catalog for you for reference

CHORUS
Oh, I gotta real good feelin
That this gonna be the best Christmas
No fightin no fussin no stealin
Imma get everything on my wish list
Oh, I gotta real good feelin
That this gonna be the best Christmas
No poutin no cussin no squealing
Imma get everything on my wish list

A new stereo set
on my wish list
New jeans and sweats
on my wish list
Comic books and kicks
on my wish list
A little loot for flicks,
on my wish list
I didn't put any ties
on my wish list
Penny loafers, any size
on my wish list
superman long johns
on my wish list
I Been working a long time
on my wish list
Track Name: Snow Business (feat. Lefty)
Lefty
Christmas only 2 days away,
gotta get these gifts so that my daughter
don't be angry at me,
fisher-price bike plus i wanted to get her some lay
gotta her them shoes, gotta get her that dress
plus i know she wanted a sleigh
my money looking funny
cause my job cut 36 hours
outta the budget
what a significant problem
never wait til the last minute
to try to do all your shopping
cause you will lose all your options (options)

Random
that's word--
Just another day sittin on
the stoop like we do when the kids is bored,
thinking bout the Christmas list I wrote
and wishin i could ask for a lil bit more
Gotta make this money mayne
And I ain't got nothin against santa claus
But last year he fronted, didn't bring me what I wanted and i ain't tryna take another loss (naw)
Just then snow starts to fall
Blanketing my Community
Most people see it as hinderance
but in this i saw Opportunity
Grab my scully and my shovel and plus my mittens too
No time for frontin or nothin we on a mission dude!

CHORUS
Christmas time is comin
and we got to make them ends meet
Wrote a letter to Santa
but just in case he miss me,
Grab your shovel clear the block we split it 50/50
Easy money. Tell me is you wit me? (Let's get this cheese!)

Lefty

Look up in the sky! snow is comin rapidly
astonished and surprised,
now its time to get this cash you see
everytime it snow around here
that mean cash for me
shovel all the houses from
Christian all the way Catharine Street
homeboy imma get it my way
im trying to touch more green
than a till on Black Friday
im heavy up on my grind, mayne
cause Christmas' one day away
and I still gotta get more presents, man

Random
We hit the block with purpose
The Old ladies is nervous
But we far from the hoodlums,
You seen us up in service
We don't mean any harm
Theres no need for alarm,
the nicest places we scraping until
The snow is gone,
Singin while we shoveling
Now I may not love it man
But I need a pair of shoes and a new bike
and if you aint got Another plan
make a path and make it fast
Grab the rock salt and make it last
Snow is Fallin ain't you glad?
Now its time to make some cash

CHORUS
Christmas time is comin
and we got to make them ends meet
Wrote a letter to Santa
but just in case he miss me,
Grab your shovel clear the block we split it 50/50
Easy money. Tell me is you wit me? (Let's get this cheese!)

Christmas time is comin
and we got to make them ends meet
Wrote a letter to Santa
but just in case he miss me,
Grab your shovel clear the block we split it 50/50
Easy money. Tell me is you wit me? (Let's get this cheese!)
Track Name: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the hood
Not a creature was stirring, so everything was all good.
The stockings were hung by the chimney so neat,
In hopes that St Nicholas would come to our street.

my nerves were stirring, I couldnt get to bed,
While dreams of new trinkets danced in my heads.
And mamma in her nightgown and I in my stocking (cap),
Had just settled down from a long day of shopping

When out on the stoop there arose such a fuss,
I sprang from the bed to see what was up.
Away to the window I flew like in a hurry,
Tore open the shutters and i saw snow flurries.

The moonlit glow of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to the cars below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight little deer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I thought to myself, it cant be St Nick.
More rapid than crackheads his carriers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

now as a man raised in a ghetto so hard
my senses are heightened, I'm always on guard
i put on my glasses and grab my old bat
for if he's a burglar, I know how to handle that

i never imagined a sleigh that could fly,
so quickly i dismissed this sight as a lie
but up to the roof-top the reindeer they flew,
With the sack full of Toys, and a dude in a red suit

And then, in a twinkling, I heard em on the roof
The prancing and patting of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
i looked up the chimney, and guess who was coming down.

He was dressed all in fur, his shoes they still shined,
and although he had traveled through such dirt and grime.
A bundle of gadgets he flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were tomatoes, his nose like a cherry!
the beard of his chin was as white as some cotton.
I put down my bat as if i had forgotten

The stump of a pipe he clenched within his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
i instantly thought it was someone just joking,
so i grabbed his pipe and whispered no smoking

This jolly old man, i saw him yes I did,
but hadnt believed in since i was like a little kid
he placed his fat finger in front of his lips,
then turned to my cookie, my milk and my list

He spoke not a word, but I knew the deal,
I got so excited, Santa is real!
thought he was silent, his motions were strong
he would not give presents unless I got gone

i went back to bed, smiling ear to ear
my belly warm and full, bursting with christmas cheer
we woke up that morning with a yawn and stretch
and no one was ready for what we saw next

all of the presents I knew i would see,
the boxes with bows sitting under that tree
my mom was sad, i asked her "whats wrong?"
The tree, the gifts, our christmas is gone.

could it be true that my hunches were right?
the jolly old man who went bump in the night
was not St Nick, but some sort of imposter
and that we were struck by a holiday robber?

he took the playstations, our bikes, TV's
nintendo ds'es and and coats with long sleeves
this expert magician was smoother than silk
he even devoured my cookies and milk

though i was upset that he'd broke in our home,
he made a mistake, he took my iPhone.
thanks to the insight and brains of Steve Jobs
Find My iPhone activates when you're robbed

and when the time came to talk to the police
thanks to technology, this cat's off the streets
always lock your doors and remember, sleep light
merry christmas to all, and to all a good night
Track Name: Christmas is Coming (feat. Phil Harmonic)
Chorus:

Fix ya face homeboy
It's a time for joy
Egg nog and toys
(Christmas is Coming)
Fireplace is lit
Find a place to sit
Get a taste of it
(Christmas is Coming)
Take a sip of your tea
Then the trimming the tree
I'm beginning to see
(Christmas is Coming)
When the shopping's done
Get the stockings hung
Havin lots of fun
(Christmas is coming)


Random
Yeah, It's getting dark a little earlier,
Mom breaks out the CDs that mean the world to her
I know Once I hear the Donny Hathaway
I know what time of year it is
and i don't even have to say
Another word, Because the day is approaching,
When fireplaces burn bright and presents are opened,
cards in the mail from old friends
And everyone's got a pep in they step,
from youngins to old men
Nobody is miserable
Cuz Even the Misanthropes
Love the smell of Holly and Mistletoe, yup
Tryna sneak a kiss, City at a fever pitch,
I would know it was Christmastime
Even if, I never looked up at the calendar,
Cuz it's the only time of year
perfect strangers stop and smile at ya,
On the block, Christmas lights line the houses,
Speakers on blast, no one minds the loudness,
kids squirming like ants in the beds
While visions of the new toys
just dance in their heads,
But even if the snow don't fall,
We bundle up and drink hot cider
like its protocol
So don't yall, agree? let ya voices raise
shake a hand sing a song Rejoice and praise
Always, it's a special kinda cheer
That I only see this Time of year
It must be Christmas

CHORUS
Fix ya face homeboy
It's a time for joy
Egg nog and toys
(Christmas is Coming)
Fireplace is lit
Find a place to sit
Get a taste of it
(Christmas is Coming)
Take a sip of your tea
Then we trimming the tree
I'm beginning to see
(Christmas is Coming)
When the shopping's done
Get the stockings hung
Havin lots of fun
(Christmas is coming)

Phill Harmonix
The time of givin in the times that we live in
Men, women, and children, old folks and infants
A chance for presents, but also forgiveness
Nobody is perfect, we need to just accept this
It's time to get the decorations out of storage
Wreaths and the tree lights illuminate the porches
Kids wishes for gifts are dufuly recorded
Parents they find a way, even when the bank account is on
Rigor mortis, I see you and support it
Fat men in red suits, they join elves in chorus
It don't really matter what God that you pray to
Or politics that you relate to, long as you stay true
To yourself, vibe with another when the days through
Cause good stories, they never end, just ask Atrayu
You all Fam, from the States to Japan
Merry Christmas, sincerely, Phill and Mega Ran

CHORUS

Fix ya face homeboy
It's a time for joy
Egg nog and toys
(Christmas is Coming)
Fireplace is lit
Find a place to sit
Get a taste of it
(Christmas is Coming)
Take a sip of your tea
Then the trimming the tree
I'm beginning to see
(Christmas is Coming)
When the shopping's done
Get the stockings hung
Havin lots of fun
(Christmas is coming)

Random:
We are a band of carollers,
We march through frost and snow,
But care not for the weather
As on our way we go.

At every hall or cottage
That stands upon our way,
We stop to give the people
Best wishes for the day.

We pray a merry Christmas,
Made bright by Christmas cheer,
With peace, and hope, and gladness
And all they may hold dear.

And for all those that happen
To pass us on our way
We have a smile, and wish them
a merry Christmas today


Fix ya face homeboy
It's a time for joy
Egg nog and toys
(Christmas is Coming)
Fireplace is lit
Find a place to sit
Get a taste of it
(Christmas is Coming)
Take a sip of your tea
Then the trimming the tree
I'm beginning to see
(Christmas is Coming)
When the shopping's done
Get the stockings hung
Havin lots of fun
(Christmas is coming)
Track Name: Humbug! (feat. Writers Guild)
Pennywise

Roqy really hates christmas and i dont know why
Its the best time of year where everybody feels fine
Santa musta never made a stop at his crib
Either that or maybe he was just a really bad kid
Or maybe its the idea of santa having elves
Trying to makem do the work
that he should probably do himself
Or maybe its the banks and corporations
trying to cash in
We just wana know and
thats the reason why we're asking
Why you gotta be a scrooge? look at tiny tim
The last spirit of the story had the future looking grim
So why you hate christmas i think u need to tell
Before i turn your ringtone into a bunch of sleigh bells

CHORUS
(Ran) Yo, What you got against christmas, Roq?
(Miranda) was it that you didn't get gifts a lot?
(Pennywise) is it cause you think we forgot what it means?
(Ran) or are you really that mean?

Mr. Miranda
Now RoQy, I know u don't like xmas,
but livin just ain't livin if u don't have a wish list,
that's a bummer to me, I know you don't have to be gifted to open gifts under a tree,
but it's all about family time, xmas shopping's a workout like the p90x insanity grind,
folks out buyin trees, xmas lights, hot chocolate, gingerbread houses it's just nice, to be around all the people you care for, it should happen always but this the time people will share more,
lil kids tryin to pull mo' clothes,
so they can go and shine brighter
than Rudolph's nose

CHORUS

Yo, What you got against christmas, Roq?
was it that you didn't get gifts a lot?
is it cause you think we forgot what it means?
or are you really that mean?

Random
Mr Tyraid, I'm tryin to understand
where you coming from
most holidays are pretty cool, but some of them
are blown outta proportion,
some would say they all are,
ridiculous excuses to run out and buy a hallmark-
card but Christmas, its deeper than that
deeper than the toys the big man keeps in his sack
all the gifts we get in this life? gotta appreciate
the things people do for you dog?
i think you need to take
a look at what we goin through right now
think about how many people would kill
to have your lifestyle
It's enough sadness for all the days on the calendar
so take a day off and take a load off,i challenge ya
to let yourself go and discover the true essence
and wait--are you saying that you dont accept presents?
stop lyin! start trying,
take the coal he gave you
and turn it to a diamond!

CHORUS

Yo, What you got against christmas, Roq?
was it that you didn't get gifts a lot?
is it cause you think we forgot what it means?
or are you really that mean?

RoQy TyRaiD
Past Christmases all that mattered was fam & Religion/
Now its propaganda and capitalism/
Can't Have a Tradition without Corporations' association/
Everything that's sacred and wholesome is tainted/
No inspiration to participate in "mistletoe kisses" obligated dinners and gift exchangin/
I'm sick of fakeness/
You forgive mistakes.. cuz "its the holidays" / 
But won't pay em a visit when it's NOT though, they're a mile away! /
Lame songs & eggnog, thank god its just a day long/
I'm a grinch, I know/
I just refuse to be convinced.. you're in a "sentimental mood"/
Forget the presents, throw the residents of Whooville off the Cliff (noooooooooo) / 
Along with their "holiday cheer"/
It gets earlier and earlier, it started mid-august, this year!/
I DO accept and give gifts, lets not be mistaken/
I just don't need a special day to show my appreciation/
Track Name: My Christmas Prayer
Soon as we finish off the turkey and the cranberry
Sauce, I'm off the basement with aunt Mary
Breaking out the boxes labeled xmas
A 7 foot tree completes the checklist
Tree up, stocking stuffed, now we ready,
The warmth of the season always
gets my heart heavy
kinda feel emotional this time of year
Know the holidays are sposed to bring all kinda cheer,
But I wonder how the homeless is gettin through em
Without presents or family to give em to em
And the orphans, who watch us spend fortunes,
on stuff we can't afford when they only get a portion,
That's why I try to show some love,
Donate some time sweaters, coats and gloves,
ya know
Growin up we didn't have alotta dough
Borderline poor, but don't that to my momma though
Single mother, cuz was pop was never there
But she saved all year so the tree was never bare
And I'm proud of her, I know I'm lucky G,
Pray to be half the parent that she was to me
Taught me some valuable lessons,
Like if you're blessed its only right to be a blessing
And imma always remember
The season of giving don't start in December

CHORUS
This is my Christmas Prayer,
I hope this sees you in good health
or gets you there, yeah
Sometimes we forget you there
But the the blessing is that we have
gifts to share,
I say again
This is my Christmas Prayer,
I hope this sees you in good health
or gets you there, yeah
Sometimes we forget you there
But the the blessing is that we have
gifts to share,

To the students I taught in Langhorne at woods services,
who never the good fortune of better alternatives
Products of poor parenting and mad abuse
And they wonder Feel like they don't deserve to live
How serious is it?
Some kids go years without a parental visit
But they send you mad expensive presents
And you would trade it all to be in their presence
Some are never goin home again
I pray you never spend a holiday alone again
Gets me in a reflective mood
How would you live if you
had no one you were special to
Some people see it as some decorations and lights
I see it as a symbol on how to live your life
Why make a child if u can't take care of it
And What good is fortune if you aint sharing it
The best gift is easy to see,
It isn't in a box sitting under a tree
It's good in the winter and all year through,
The greatest gift I have is you
The best gift is easy to see,
It isn't in a box sitting under a tree
It's good in the winter and all year through,
The greatest gift I have is you

CHORUS
This is my Christmas Prayer,
I hope this sees you in good health
or gets you there, yeah
Sometimes we forget you there
But the the blessing is that we have
gifts to share,
I say again
This is my Christmas Prayer,
I hope this sees you in good health
or gets you there, yeah
Sometimes we forget you there
But the the blessing is that we have
gifts to share