Yuletide Mallards

by Sam Bodary and the Rob Bodary's

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Recorded in the waning days of 2014 at Pinckney Pines.

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It’s two days after Christmas
The lake still isn’t frozen
All the ducks have flown away
I don’t know if that’s poignant

Months ago they all knew what to do
Caught each other eyes and squawked and then flew
Down to the south in a big flying V
But I can’t tell ducks from geese

All the families driving northward
With their poorly parceled presents
Checks and cards in hallmark wrapping
And gift receipts by the dozen

Months ago they all knew what to do
They ran out of time to buy gifts for me and you
Now they’re stepping on the gas to tap their toes in lines
Next year they swear they’ll shop online

Some colder day
We’ll own this whole lake and every building
We’ll reconvene
And run dry of reasons to leave
Make our Florida this retreat

All these people I see yearly
At this former place of worship
Talking migratory patterns
Drawing lines in the bean dip

Months ago they all knew what to do
They practiced all their pleasantries and stories through and through
Fill up on the christmas ales to try hard to ignore
The the strangers cuddling in the corner

Some colder day
We’ll own this whole lake and every building
We’ll reconvene
And run dry of reasons to leave
Make our Florida this retreat

Dedicate this little palace
Argue over who was chosen
Turkey hats and golden rules
Get upset and go watch Frozen

Months ago we all knew what to do
Dusted off our stories and hid some out of view
Buttoned on some better shirts to hide our snarky tees
And talk about the state of greenery

Some colder day
We’ll own this whole lake and every building
We’ll reconvene
And run dry of reasons to leave
Make our Florida this retreat

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released January 5, 2015
By Sam Bodary and the Rob Bodary's featuring Joe Bodary and Matthew Bodary with additional vocal contributions from Dana Bodary, Lily Bodary, Caroline Bodary, Elise Bodary, and Laura and Anne Roelant.

None of them were compensated accordingly.

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