(I Won't Be) Home For Christmas

by John the Silent

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Recorded in the Attic. A Home Recording.


I wont be home for Christmas
'cause I don't have a home
I won't be home for Christmas
just another night sleeping alone

maybe Ill receive some kindness
from a stranger on the street
some shelter for my weary mind to rest
some shoes to wrap up my feet

I won't be home for Christmas
for I cannot return
someone said I was not worthy
so my childhood was taken and burned

peace on earth is hard to find here
when hatred masks as holiness
and the ones with guns and money
make refugees and beggars of the rest

Wise men once came to Jesus
with gifts fit for a king
but the one to whom every knee shall bow
is a homeless refugee


released December 6, 2014



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