Friday, December 21, 2012

Here it is, Over the Rhine

I cried when I wrote this, I’ll always rememberThe worst kind of lonely is alone in DecemberThe act of forgiveness is always a mysteryThe meltin’ of ice and the future of history, yeah
Some call it obsession, I call it commitmentI make my confession, I make it in publicI hope that it’s helpful, that others can use itThat it’s more than my ego, my need to abuse it
I’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasI’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasI’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasAnd here it is
The leaves on the oak tree hold on through the winterThey’re brown and they’re brittle and they clatter togetherI can’t seem to let go, I’m so scared of losin’The deeper the love goes, the deeper the bruisin’, yeah
The trouble with talkin’ is it makes you sound cleverAnd the trouble with waitin’ is you’ll just wait foreverThere’s a loop of excuses that plays in your mindAnd makes the truth even harder to find
I’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasI’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasI’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasAnd here it is
When they blow Gabriel’s horn, rip fiction from factI wanna get caught in some radical actOf love and redemption, the sound of warm laughterSome true conversation with a friend or my lover, yeah
Somewhere down the road we’ll lift up our glassAnd toast the moment and the moments pastThe heartbreak and laughter, the joy and the tearsThe scary, scary beauty of what’s right here
I’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasI’m wrappin’ up my love this Christmas, yesI’m wrappin’ up my love this ChristmasAnd here it is
Oh, here it isOh, oh, oh, here it is, yeahOh, oh, here it isHere it is

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