Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Tunes - Snow On Christmas



Today's depressingly accurate Christmas song comes to us from Greg Lake and is called I Believe in Father Christmas. I dare you to listen to these lyrics and not feel a tightening in you chest.

They said there'd be snow at Christmas
They said there'd be peace on Earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the Virgin birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a Silent Night
And they told me a fairy story
'Till I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes
'Till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave New Year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'd be snow at Christmas
They said there'd be peace on Earth
Hallelujah Noel be it Heaven or Hell
The Christmas we get we deserve
 This pretty much sums it all up.  When you are a child, Christmas is this magical time filled with wonder and mystery.  But when you grow up, it feels increasingly more and more like a disappointment.  The magic is gone and Christmas is just another thing that can (and will) let you down.

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