A Stocking Full of Chaw

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Thanks Johnny! Johnny requested we write a song called, "A Stocking Full of Chaw."

In the past, Johnny and Ike have jammed on such a concept. Although this song is different from that jam, the concept is the same. That's what Eric gets for leaving the state for the holidays. Merry Christmas.


A 28-year old Eric Harvey wakes early
One Christmas morning, and jumps out of bed
He makes his way down his parents' stairs
To the base of his family Christmas tree

There he finds a plethora of neatly wrapped presents
In various shapes and sizes
But what actually captures his eye
Is a letter wrapped in a gilded envelope
Labeled "To Eric, From Santa"

"Oh boy, it's a letter from Santa!"
Eric destroys the wrapping of the letter and begins to read.
And the letter says:

"Dear Eric, there are a few things that I would like to tell you
This Christmas morning. First off:
I am not real. It's time you learned the truth and grew up a little.
You're almost twenty-nine and we need to ask you to move out.
Please enjoy this parting gift.
Love, your Mom and Step-Dad."

Bewildered, Eric steps toward the mantle and finds
A stocking, a stocking
A stocking full of...CHAW!
A stocking full of Chaw.

Eric stuffs a handful of the freshly-cut chaw into his mouth
And promptly throws up on the living room floor.


from Cymbal of Appreciation EP, released November 11, 2013



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Swingset Showdown Seattle, Washington

Swingset Showdown is a piano-punk variety band started in March of 2010 by Isaac and Eric, with Jason joining in early 2012.

We have been performing regularly in the Seattle area, and our shows are constantly evolving and improving. We play humorous and upbeat songs for adoring fans and confused strangers.
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