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I Cry Everytime I Listen To This

>> Sunday, December 07, 2008

This song...The Meaning of it, never ceases to make me well up in tears.
It touches me very deeply.
It always does.

So, click on the 'play' button, sit back and if you need to, follow along with the words below.
And what ever you do, just listen.

Let it carry you.

Really listen.



Every light can be a star
Just depends on where you are
And the distance that you're looking
Past the places you have been

OLD CITY BAR

In an old city bar
That is never too far
From the places that gather
The dreams that have been

In the safety of night
With its old neon light
It beckons to strangers
And they always come in

And the snow it was falling
The neon was calling
The music was low
And the night
Christmas Eve

And here was the danger
That even with strangers
Inside of this night
It's easier to believe

Then the door opened wide
And a child came inside
That no one in the bar
Had seen there before

And he asked did we know
That outside in the snow
That someone was lost
Standing outside our door

Then the bartender gazed
Through the smoke and the haze

Through the window and ice
To a corner streetlight

Where standing alone
By a broken pay phone
Was a girl the child said
Could no longer get home

And the snow it was falling
The neon was calling
The bartender turned
And said , not that I care
But how would you know this?
The child said I've noticed
If one could be home
They'd be all ready there

Then the bartender came out from behind the bar
And in all of his life he was never that far
And he did something else that he thought no one saw
When he took all the cash from the register draw

Then he followed the child to the girl cross the street
And we watched from the bar as they started to speak
Then he called for a cab and he said J.F.K.
Put the girl in the cab and the cab drove away
And we saw in his hand
That the cash was all gone
From the light that she had
wished upon

If you want to arrange it
This world you can change it
If we could somehow make this
Christmas thing last

By helping a neighbor
Or even a stranger

And to know who needs help
You need only just ask

Then he looked for the child
But the child wasn't there
Just the wind and the snow
Waltzing dreams through the air

So he walked back inside
Somehow different I think
For the rest of the night
No one paid for a drink

And the cynics will say
That some neighborhood kid
Wandered in on some bums
In the world where they hid

But they weren't there
So they couldn't see
By an old neon star
On that, night, Christmas Eve

When the snow it was falling
The neon was calling
And in case you should wonder
In case you should care

Why we're on our own
Never went home
On that night of all nights
We were already there

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Then all at once inside that night
He saw it all so clear
The answer that he sought so long
Had always been so near

It's every gift that someone gives
Expecting nothing back
It's every kindness that we do
Each simple little act


~Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve & Other Stories


© 2008 Greeneyezz

5 Reflections:

Kim 8:14 AM, December 08, 2008  

Ummm. I am NOT going to purposely listen to something that might make me cry! Crying is NOT something I like doing! :-o
Not gonna do it, nope, nope, nope!

Greeneyezz 10:52 AM, December 08, 2008  

Aww Kim,
It's not a 'bad' cry. Not at all.
It's very much a Beautiful, holds a lot of meaning, inspirational Good kind of tears.

I mean it.

Speedcat Hollydale 8:06 PM, December 10, 2008  

Listening right now ZZ .....

Speedcat Hollydale 8:14 PM, December 10, 2008  

Like a sad / happy melody all rolled into one.

You are still crying too???

Greeneyezz 8:22 PM, December 10, 2008  

Aww Eric...Nope!
Not anymore! :)

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