The 12 Tunes of Christmas – Day 6

At times a little bit muddy theologically, but it sure is pretty. I think the thing I appreciate about it as a Christmas song is that it begins with Christ’s birth, but concludes with Communion. An illustration of the ultimate purpose for which Christ came.

Dave Matthews – Christmas Song

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2 thoughts on “The 12 Tunes of Christmas – Day 6

  1. Christmas Song
    Taken from the album Live in Chicago

    She was his girl; he was her boyfriend
    She’d be his wife and make him her husband
    A surprise on the way, any day, any day
    One healthy little giggling dribbling baby boy
    The wise men came, three made their way
    To shower him with love
    While he lay in the hay
    Shower him with love love love
    Love love love
    Love love was all around

    Not very much of his childhood was known
    Kept his mother Mary worried
    Always out on his own
    He met another Mary who for a reasonable fee,
    less than reputable was known to be.

    His heart full of love love love
    Love love love
    Love love was all around

    When Jesus Christ was nailed to his tree
    Said “oh, Daddy-o, I can see how it all soon will be
    I came to shed a little light on this darkening scene
    Instead I fear I’ve spilled the blood of my children all around”

    The blood of my children all around
    The blood of my children’s all around

    So I’m told, so the story goes
    The people he knew were
    Less than golden hearted
    Gamblers and Robbers
    Drinkers and Jokers, all soul searchers
    Like you and me
    Like you and me

    Rumors insisted he soon would be
    For his deviations
    Taken into custody
    By the authorities less informed than he.
    Drinkers and Jokers all soul searchers
    Searching for love love love
    Love love love
    Love love was all around

    Preparations were made
    For his celebration day
    He said “eat this bread and think of it as me
    Drink this wine and dream it will be
    The blood of our children all around
    The blood of our children’s all around
    The blood of our children all around

    Father up above, why in all this hatred do you fill
    Me up with love, love, love
    Love love love
    Love love was all around
    Father up above, why in all this anger do you fill
    Me up with love, fill me love love love
    Love love love
    all you need is love
    you can’t buy me love
    Love love love
    Love love
    And the blood of our children’s all around

  2. Ok, so these “12 Tunes of Christmas” posts were all done last weekend and post-dated to appear each day between when I started and December 24th. So I can’t be accused of stealing this one from SGRWebster. But I should probably give him some props for posting a video of said tune a couple days ago.

    If I’m not mistaken it’s video from the same performance which the .mp3 was taken from.

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