(Roxie Dean, Sonny Tillis) He was always Santa Claus to them Every year he'd magically appear here in our den They would laugh and tease and say you look a lot like Dad He'd just smile and ask, "Have you been good or bad?"
Oh, but life ain't always like a holiday Some things change, and sometimes people go their separate ways He just called and said he'd like to be here for the kids Wish them Merry Christmas when they open up their gifts And even though it might be hard on me How can I let them down? So Santa Claus is coming back to town
Here it is Christmas Eve - the kids are sleeping Lights flashing in the trees - I keep thinking Tomorrow I'll see him, tomorrow I'll see him
I guess I ought to try to go to bed I can't rehearse tomorrow any longer in my head He'll walk in so nonchalant, as if he'd never gone They'll be glad to see him, I'll be barely hanging on And just like that he'll go and turn my whole world upside down Santa Claus is coming back to town
No it's never really easy when this time of year rolls around 'Cause Santa Claus is coming back to town