The holidays are done so let´s take time to relax
The preparations and visits can leave one exhausted
Shopping and wrapping, parting with greenbacks
Getting more harried and stressed than we intended.
But wait, do I hear you say there is more to come?
Now we face a barrage of ads by hungry merchants
Their messages so ridiculous, are we really that dumb?
Pay now, pay later, pay ten times as much on payments.
Our thoughts turn to what the New Year will offer
We hope for greater prosperity and smaller jeans
Since we bought too much and gorged on pie and liquor
To get caught up we must buy fancy exercise machines
Here´s to beginning a New Year with more baggage
Bills, broken promises and expanding love handles
We can prevail over even this with conviction and courage
If we just focus on goals, count pennies, and skip the noodles