Sunday, December 7, 2008

The authority of Santa Claus

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Technically, Santa hasn't come to town yet, so as long as he's not around to see you, you're safe. What will happen when he comes to town is left to the imagination. What happens if you pouted before this warning, will you get a reprieve? If the punishment is retroactive it might not matter if you are good from this point forward anyway.

He's making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list, but here we see that someone is going to find out. Who exactly will find out who's naughty and nice? Will he have the list made already when he gets here? or is he coming to take a census of naughty and nice people?
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
This verse indicates that he is the one who knows in advance of your behavior and will tell your parents per the second verse. Your parents are "gonna find out who's naughty and nice."

O! You better watch out!
You better not cry.
Better not pout, I'm telling you why.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
Santa Claus is coming to town.

In conclusion. Santa Claus came to town and told your parents about how you behaved.

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