Christmas in Hollis (Run DMC Cover)


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Original song written by Run DMC.

Performed by CARJACK and PUPILS.

RUN Vocal: Stevyn Pivalsky
DMC Vocal: Carjack

Live Drums: Dave Jennings
Bass: Matt Luke
Guitar: Jason Worden

Horns: Chris Krez

Recorded and performed one time at PUPILS practice space on 12/18/21 in Ferndale, MI. Recorded by Jason Worden on his trusty Tascam Eight Track Recorder.

Additional mixing, 808 bass kicks, DJ cuts & scratches by Mr. Carjack.




Run (Stevyn Pupil):

It was December 24th on Hollis Ave in the dark
When I seen a man chilling with his dog in the park
I approached very slowly with my heart full of fear
Looked at his dog, oh my God, an ill reindeer
But then I was illin' because the man had a beard
And a bag full of goodies, 12 o'clock had neared
So I turned my head a second and the man had gone
But he left his driver's wallet smack dead on the lawn
I picket the wallet up then I took a pause
Took out the license and it cold said "Santa Claus"
A million dollars in it, cold hundreds of G's
Enough to buy a boat and matching car with ease
But I'd never steal from Santa, cause that ain't right
So I'm going home to mail it back to him that night
But when I got home I bugged, cause under the tree
Was a letter from Santa and all the dough was for me

D.M.C. (Carjack) :

It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens
Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens
Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese
And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees
Decorate the house with lights at night
Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright
In the fireplace is the yule log
Beneath the mistletoe as we drink eggnog
The rhymes you hear are the rhymes of Darryl's
But each and every year we bust Christmas carols
(Christmas melodies)

Run-D.M.C. (Stevyn Pupil / Carjack):

Rhymes so loud and proud you hear it
It's Christmas time and we got the spirit
Jack Frost chillin', the orchids out
And that's what Christmas is all about

Run (Stevyn Pupil): The time is now,
D.M.C. (Carjack) : the place is here

And the whole wide world is filled with cheer.

D.M.C. (Carjack):

My name's Carjack with the mic in my hand,
And I'm chilling and coolin' just like a snowman.
So open your eyes, lend us an ear
We want to say

Run-D.M.C. (Stevyn Pupil / Carjack):

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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released December 21, 2012
Original song written by Run DMC in 1987. (D. McDaniels, J. Mizell, J. Simmons)

Recorded and mixed by Carjack and BLDGNR
Mastered by Carjack.



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