Over the Rhine

The 12 Tunes of Christmas – Day 4


For many, the word “Christmas” is synonymous with “love” and “redemption.” In our home those words are also synonymous with the music of Over the Rhine.

Each year I share a holiday tune from our favorite songwriting duo. This year it’s the song “Here It Is” from their 2006 Christmas album Snow Angels. My favorite part of the song is the final stanza:

When they blow Gabriel’s horn, rip fiction from fact
I want to get caught in some radical act
Of love and redemption, the sound of warm laughter
Some true conversation with a friend or my lover

Somewhere down the road we’ll lift up our glass
And toast the moment, and moments past
The heartbreak and laughter, the joy and the tears
The scary, scary beauty of what’s right here

Here It Is – Over the Rhine

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