This is Christmas

A song about the real meaning that I see behind Christmas.

[1]
Overcome with grief, the old man sits in the corner.
No-one notices
As he slowly but surely drinks his life away.
Drunken now, they throw him out onto the street outside;
No-one comes after him.
Oh, they’re too busy having fun
To notice a man who’s terrified of death
Taking his last breath.

[2]
Weak and afraid, the young girl stumbles into the church;
People pull faces.
‘Who is she, daring to burst in during the time of prayer?’
They don’t realise that she’s just lost he only child,
And now her boyfriend’s left her.
Oh, he can find another girl,
He doesn’t need her now that she’s failed him.
She doesn’t blame him.

[Chorus]
Come, forget all your fears:
Come and wipe away their tears.
This is Christmas – it’s a time for love.
So come one, come all:
Come and answer the call.
This is Christmas – it’s time to give your all.

[2]
Cold and alone, a young boy wanders the streets of town;
No-one even sees him –
And those that do just cross over to the other side.
Fatherless, he looks in vain for someone to take him in:
No-one wants him.
No, they’re too busy with their lives
To notice a boy without a Mother;
He’s just another.

[Chorus]
Come, forget all your fears:
Come and wipe away his tears.
This is Christmas – it’s a time for love.
So come one, come all:
Come and answer the call.
This is Christmas – it’s time to give your all.

[Bridge]
He looks up – who is this?
– reaching out their hand for him to take.
He says to her, ‘lady, you must be wrong’
But she replies, ‘There is no mistake. No mistake.’

[Chorus]
So, forget all your fears:
Coz I’ve come to dry your tears.
This is Christmas – it’s a time for love.
So don’t cry, little one,
Coz I’ve come to take you home.
This is Christmas – you are not alone.
This is Christmas – you are never alone.

 

© 2007 K S Cleaton