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Rainy Christmas: A Christmas song that questions some of our concepts about the Christmas scene
Posted by Douglas, Dec 25, 2011. 1215 views. ID = 5255

Rainy Christmas

Posted by Douglas, Dec 25, 2011. 1215 views. ID = 5255
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This was written several years ago, in response to a challenge from a friend to write a Christmas song that didn't fit the standard image of a dreamy, snowy white Christmas.
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Was it snowy and white on that first Christmas night?
Or maybe it was rainy and cold?
Was it calm and serene, like a Hallmark scene?
With halos and love's radiant beams?

A Kodak moment for all the world
To place upon their greeting cards,
But somehow it seems to be an unlikely scene,
With cattle and sheep and a dirty stable yard
Maybe it was raining that night...


Was that holy night a silent night?
With crowds on the Bethlehem streets?
Was the baby's sleep dreamless and deep
Or did he cry like any other child?


A Kodak moment for all the world
To place upon their greeting cards,
But somehow it seems to be an unlikely scene,
With cattle and sheep and a dirty stable yard
Maybe it was raining that night,
Maybe he was crying that night...


Was there peace and joy for that poor little boy,
Fleeing to a faraway land?
For we never sing of that angry king
Who slaughtered all the innocent ones.

A Kodak moment for all the world
To place upon their greeting cards,
But somehow it seems to be an unlikely scene,
With cattle and sheep and a dirty stable yard
Maybe it was raining that night,
Maybe he was crying that night,
Maybe there was death in the air that night...


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