Newly-discovered Christmas song

If you know me personally, you know I’m a big fan of Christmas.  As such, I would like to share Christmas through my blog (since politics has disappointed so badly recently).  I hope to post some Christmas stuff frequently this season.  I’ll start with a great song.

Last year I found a new Christmas song—really a (wild) variation on an older Christmas song.  It’s “Little Town” by a two-person band called Over The Rhine.  It’s a beautiful song (not at all the tune of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”) with a great message.  I encourage you to download it from iTunes or wherever.  Satisfaction is guaranteed in that I will pay you 100% cash back plus 1% interest if you don’t like it (refund must be in person and you must give me 24 hours’ notice so I can get a $1 bill).

Little Town – Over the Rhine

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy dark and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

The lamplit streets of Bethlehem
We walk now through the night
There is no peace in Bethlehem
There is no peace in sight

The wounds of generations
Almost too deep to heal
Scar the timeworn miracle
And make it seem surreal

The baby in the manger
Grew to a man one day
And still we try to listen now
To what he had to say

Put up your swords forever
Forgive your enemies
Love your neighbor as yourself
Let your little children come to me

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