It's Christmas

by Karl Werne

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Disenchanted and bothered by what the holiday season has become, I started to write a song about it ... only to discover and reclaim my own version of a Christmas song.

Watch the video! www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHr81bJxbns

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"It's Christmas"

Bells are hanging
Hear them ring
On the corner
People sing

All announcing
The same thing
It's Christmas

Snow is falling
Spirits high
People laughing
Don't ask why

It's in the air
We can't deny
It's Christmas

We've been taught since we were born
That when we wake up Christmas morn
To love and peace our hearts are sworn
We never stop to doubt

But somehow when the day is gone
The spell is broken, lights go on
And with one final tired yawn
We throw the spirit out

Back to business
Back to work
"I hate my boss"
"That stupid jerk"

so far away
that short-lived 'perk'
of Christmas

can't be swayed
by those in need
who interfere
with profit greed

and give away
our rat race lead
like it's Christmas

If only we could come to feel
That Christmas Peace and Love are real
Then maybe we could learn to heal
The problems we create

Might I propose we make a pact
That every word and every act
Are guided by the simple fact
That love can conquer hate

So ring the bells and string the lights
Grab a hand and hold on tight
Make a wish with all your might
And trust they'll do the same

So share your gifts and understand
It means more from your own two hands
And feel the love across the land
And to all the world exclaim

That on the wings of a soaring dove
This nation begs to rise above
The bells do not care who you love
They ring because you do

And with the promise it will bring
We lift our voices and we sing
That Kindness is to be our King
And Peace ... begins ... with You

- Karl Werne

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released November 4, 2014
Written by Karl Werne
Flutes & Sax - Eddie Williams
Audio Editing & Mixing - Elaine Dempsey & Karl Werne

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Karl Werne Norfolk, Virginia

Karl Werne has been entertaining the Hampton Roads area of VA since he was 16 years old as a local favorite with his versatile guitar work and smooth hypnotic vocals.

Karl's songwriting won first place in the national Fishman Songwriting Competition in 2011. He placed third in the Songwriter Serenade National Competition, and he won VEER Magazine's Video of the Year award w/ "Love & Fear".
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