Long Lost Christmas Song - With Jeff Kruizenga

Story Behind The Song

I wanted to write a song that was very "Gene Autryish". This song started out not to be so serious, but as Jeff & I developed the story, we found it very appealing.

Song Description

Very laid back kind of cowboy feel.

Song Length 3:29 Genre Country - Cowboy
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Duet Male
Mood Moving, Tranquil Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

WalkinÂ? up the sidewalk caroling with friends
Christmas lights are shining bright
A winters snow is glistininÂ?
We start to sing a song and all the neighbors join along
Christmas is a special time of year.

CominÂ? round the corner Harry goes walkinÂ? by
I say Â?HelloÂ? he says Â?Hey Joe Â? I hope the kids will phone tonightÂ?
ItÂ?s hard to comprehend the holidays alone again
Christmas can be a lonely time of year.

Narrative:
In the autumn of Â?44 Harry returned to the only thing that had kept him going through
Those lonely nights in the armed forces Â? His wife and family.
But within three short years his wife had passed away and his two children had grown
And started families of their own slowly losing touch until they hardly talked to each other at all. He did his best to carry on but with each passing season there was a little bit
Less of the old Harry until one snowy night he passed a mirror and hardly recognized the
Empty face staring back and for the first time in his life he asked Â?why meÂ?.

Dark and lonely Christmas morning same as all the rest.
No decked out halls or Santa Claus Â? his house is filled with emptiness
Harry stumbles out forgotten what this days about.
WouldnÂ?t have it any other way.

Down the hallway to the kitchen Harry hears a sound
HitÂ?s the light his robe shut tight what he sees nearly knocks him down.
His son and daughter there holding out the gifts they bear
Telling him theyÂ?re in his life to stay.

ItÂ?s an old style Merry Christmas with joy enough for everyone
And happiness for you and me. Its like finding all the music
To a long lost Christmas Song and all your friends and family join
In and sing along.

Lyrics Bruce Niemchick & Jeff Kruizenga Music Bruce Niemchick & Jeff Kruizenga
Producer Bruce Niemchick & Jeff Kruizenga Performance Bruce Niemchick & Jeff Kruizenga
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Paul Cook Christmas Tunes From Broadjam.com 11/5/2009
Tracy Newman Christmas Tunes From Broadjam.com 11/5/2009
Caliora Christmas Tunes From Broadjam.com 11/4/2009
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