We've Taken The Christ Out of Christmas 

      (Via Vicki Kettering Paxton) 

 “Gary wrote this song, “We’ve Taken the Christ Out of Christmas,” in the 70s. 

 He was walking down Music Row in Nashville, eating a bologna and cheese sandwich. Gary stopped and looked around. He thought, 'How commercial CHRISTmas had become!'  

 And that is the STORY BEHIND THE SONG!”

The Original Chart Sheet 


Where the Meat Wagon Comes for You 

"When the Meat Wagon Comes For You" 

Gary S. Paxton

 The story is, Gary was mowing his yard. The young neighborhood boy came over to watch him.  Suddenly, they could hear the sirens of the ambulance driving by. The boy said, “There goes the meat wagon!”

 Gary stopped mowing the yard, went inside his house, got his pen and a spiral notebook and wrote the song, “When the Meat Wagon Comes For You.”  

 This song can be downloaded from "More ..." album:  (link) garyspaxton3

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