#02971
Lights Of December (Kenny Butler) video
#1493: YouTube video by kennybutleronline
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Over Christmas I'm gonna take a little ride,
Back to the little town where the common ground
Puts differences aside;
'Cause every Sunday the people there
take time to pray,
To wrap their heads around
what they read from the bible,
And they don't stray.

Even fires of tradition burn to an ember,
But they still shed light
on the Christmas to remember.

The first time there was a Christmas
it was one to remember,
So let's stick to the reason
for the lights in December;
Hold on to the good will,
let's all come together,
The whole year through to Christmas,
And the lights of December.

Big city displays, they add their own touch,
I see the man in red and his shiny sled,
But I don't see Jesus much;
Running in circles, no particular place to be,
Waiting in line for a little free time,
A vacation guarantee.

There's a shopping spree
that starts in late November,
It makes me wonder is it really
Christmas we remember?

The first time there was a Christmas
it was one to remember,
So let's stick to the reason
for the lights in December;
Hold on to the good will,
let's all come together,
The whole year through to Christmas,
And the lights of December.

We call it supreme but
we forget the whole theme,
And we all seem caught up in that
Shopping spree that starts in late November,
Kinda makes me wonder -
is it Christmas we remember?

The first time there was a Christmas
it was one to remember,
So let's stick to the reason
for the lights in December;
Hold on to the good will,
let's all come together,
The whole year through to Christmas,
And the lights of December.
The whole year through to Christmas,
And the lights of December.

####.... Kenny Butler of South River, Conception Bay, NL, ©2006 ....####
Notes by Kenny Butler: Written and recorded at home in my project studio in 2006. It's basically about how much the holiday changes from a small town like my hometown to a city shopping rush. Kinda just sayin'... let's hold on to the real reason for the lights in December.

The video above features a recording by Kenny Butler from a compilation album of various artists (An Outport Christmas, trk#1, 2007, produced and distributed by Avondale Music, St John's, NL).


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