Sunday, 28 December 2008

A holiday song

I was given an MP3 player for Christmas this year, and when searching for some new songs to listen to I came across this fun Christmas/Solstice one.
Wishing you all love and peace this season, whatever your faith.
Enjoy



The Christians And The Pagans

Amber called her uncle,
said We're up here for the holiday,
Jane and I were having Solstice,
now we need a place to stay.
And her Christ-loving uncle watched his wife hang Mary on a tree,
He watched his son hang candy canes all made with red dye number three.
He told his niece, Its Christmas Eve,
I know our life is not your style,
She said, Christmas is like Solstice, and we miss you and its been awhile,

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,

And just before the meal was served,
hands were held and prayers were said,
Sending hope for peace on earth
to all their gods and goddesses.

The food was great, the tree plugged in,
the meal had gone without a hitch,
Till Timmy turned to Amber and said,
Is it true that you're a witch?
His mom jumped up and said, The pies are burning, and she hit the kitchen,
And it was Jane who spoke, she said, Its true, your cousins not a Christian,
But we love trees, we love the snow, the friends we have, the world we share,
And you find magic from your God, and we find magic everywhere,

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,

And where does magic come from? I think magics in the learning,
Cause now when Christians sit with Pagans only pumpkin pies are burning.

When Amber tried to do the dishes,
her aunt said, Really, no, don't bother.
Amber's uncle saw how Amber looked like Tim and like her father.
He thought about his brother, how they hadn't spoken in a year,
He thought he'd call him up and say, Its Christmas and your daughters here.
He thought of fathers, sons and brothers,
saw his own son tug his sleeve, saying,
Can I be a Pagan? Dad said,
Well discuss it when they leave.

So the Christians and the Pagans sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground the best that they were able,
Lighting trees in darkness, learning new ways from the old, and
Making sense of history and drawing warmth out of the cold.


Dar Williams

4 comments:

Mykyl said...

Thank you Wren. My thoughts have traveled this way a lot this year, and it's very nice to see someone else feeling as I do.

AuroraSkye said...

I wish this could happen in our family -- Instead-- my brother has decided that he doesn't even want to celebrate Christmas anymore because it is "too pagan" :-(

I decided to celebrate with my mom anyway and then my sis in law wanted to come and then my brother came -- it was strange. I mean, I love my brother and sis in law - and I gave them a couple of presents anyway to which they said "Happy Chanukah" -- and they were going to a Chanukah party later that day .... I have nothing against Judaism but it is weird having my brother and sis in law follow the Torah while they still believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the messiah/Son of God ....

I don't know --it is wacky~! LOL

BTW -- nice to see your blog, I think I met you once a long time ago at Faeria. It is nice finding your blog now. :-)

Anonymous said...

Well, happy whatever - whatever or whoever made us is far bigger than any religion can contain. Its a good song.
Lots of love to you, Mr Wren and the wrenettes.Old Crone xxxx

malakyte said...

Thank you Wren.
That was beautiful.