One week until Thanksgiving and I thought I would share this. It's from a new musical I'm working on.
Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, but all the songs are essentially hymns. This one's for the atheists. And because I live in Los Angeles, it's about that too.
We All Arrived Here
(sung to the tune of "We Gather Together")
all arrived here without any Hosannas
With our basted, test-tasted Thanksgiving fare
wicked winds blowing, they’re called the Santa Anas
we are all safe, and with nary a prayer.
us to guide us, was Waze at our service
bad LA traffic it found the right way
alert gridlock, it sure made us nervous
to Waze, though we’re here drinking good chardonnay
all praise the potluck – it’s made without dairy
gluten-free stuffing is sure to be grand.
village it takes, not friends imaginary
all deserve credit, cause nothing was canned.
© 2019 by Laura Foti Cohen