Happy Day after Christmas

Wow Christmas is really over, all the presents are unwrapped, the parties have finished and it’s almost time to start 2012… who would have thought. Some times I think I spend so long waiting for Christmas that it is all done and dusted way to quick. Unfortunately I have no abilities to slow down time so I just have to accept it and move on.

A little while ago I wrote a blog about really listening to the lyrics of carols, and songs in general I guess and I thought that today I might share another song that has really been making me think. This song is one that before this Christmas I had never heard, as it was on one of my 2011 Christmas cd purchases. It’s a song by a guy called Matthew West and its just a reminder that even though Christmas the even is over for another year, the reason, the story and the purpose are still here and so like the weary souls from ‘O Holy Night’ we should live differently because of what has happened, and not let our everything that Christmas means… love, hope, joy, salvation, just get put in a box until we need it in November 2012, yes November, 2012.

Anyway, I have said enough, the song says it all anyway, so here are the lyrics to Day After Christmas by Matthew West…

Here comes the let down, Christmas is over
Here comes the meltdown, there goes the cheer
But before we have a breakdown, let us remember
The Light of the world is still here.

Happy day after Christmas,
Merry rest of the year,
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world

Come January, I’m ready for summer
The Super Bowl’s over and I’ll settle for spring
Sometimes we all need a change in the weather
But it won’t change the reason we sing

Happy day after Christmas,
Merry rest of the year,
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world
The light of the world
The light of the world

So take down the stockings, take back the sweaters
Take down the lights and the star and the tree
But don’t let this world take your joy after Christmas
Take joy to the world and just sing

Happy day after Christmas,
Merry rest of the year,
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world is still here

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