T. Edwin Doss

T. Edwin Doss

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Country - Americana | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,188   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: 10/10/2019

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Song Description

One brother reveals, years later, what he felt and suspected at the train station as he greets his brother who served in the military over seas...also expressing the denial of his deceased parents that one son was "lost" to the war anyway.

Story Behind the Song

One brother retelling the results and ultimate change of the other brother after serving 2 years in a war.

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On A Cold, Cold Christmas Day T. Edwin Doss
Was a hard time for so many
When soldiers came home after the war
Some had more battles to fight in side their heads
Some never knew what the fighting was for
Hadn't seen my brother in two long years
I was shaking...wondering what to say
Waiting on that train ....watching snow fall on rusty tracks
On a cold, cold Christmas day Heard the wail of the whistle through the wildwood
It seemed like an eternity
For the Crescent to coast in like a ghostly snake
As I strained my eyes to see
A pale , skinny Marine appeared in the mist.. shiny medals on display
Tears fell on them as we embraced in the silence of the station
On a cold, cold Christmas day

Chorus: When we were kids we would wake up early
Run to see if Santa came

Reaching through boxes of ribbon and paper
Searching for a present to claim
Never thought anything could be better than that
But I learned all the reasons to pray
Nothing like the love from Mom & Dad and my brother
On a cold, cold Christmas day He's been living in a commune in California I'd call him but they have no telephone For years Mom and Dad kept his bedroom like it was I visit their grave site when I go back home He never was the same after the war ... He survived but we lost him anyway I saw it in his empty eyes when he stepped off that steely train On a cold, cold Christmas day

Song Length
Country - General, Country - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Heartbreaking, Moving

Subject Matter
Sadness, Brother

Similar Artists
Blake Shelton, Don Henley
2000 and later

Lyric Credits T. Edwin Doss
Music Credits T. Edwin Doss
Producer Credits Dave Mallen/ T. Edwin Doss
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