“Christmas Song” by Dave Matthews

My favourite modern Christmas song. A quirky, heartfelt, mysterious, meaningful retelling of the life and death of Christ. Merry Christmas everyone!

She was his girl; he was her boyfriend
She be his wife; take him as 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 is all around
Not very much of his childhood was known
Kept his mother Mary worried
Always out on his own
He met another Mary for a reasonable fee,
Less than reputable as known to be
His heart was full of love, love
Love, love is 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 spill the blood of my children all around”
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
So the story goes, I’m told
The people he knew were
Less than golden-hearted
Gamblers and robbers
Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers
Like you and me
Rumors insisted he soon would be
For his deviations, taken into custody
By authorities less informed than he
Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers
Searching for love, love, love
Love, love is all around
Preparations were made for his celebration day
He said, “Eat this bread, think of it as me,
Drink this wine and dream it will be
The blood of our children all around.”
Father up above, why in all this hatred
Do you fill us up with love, love, love?
Fill me up with love, love all around

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