snow

December 21, 2010

The Chicago-based band Sleeping at Last asked listeners to submit Christmas video footage to combine into a community-made music video for their song “Snow.” The film is beautiful, providing a simple, pieced-together back drop for the song. The lyrics are so rich in the reflections of Christmas past, present, and future – as we look for hope and cling to love.

The branches have traded
Their leaves for white sleeves
All warm blooded creatures make ghosts as they breathe
Scarves are wrapped tightly like gifts under trees

Christmas lights tangle in knots annually
All families huddle closely
Betting warmth against the cold
All the bruises seem to surface
Like mud beneath the snow

So we sing carols softly
As sweet as we know
A prayer that our burdens will lift as we go
Like young love still waiting under mistletoe
We’ll welcome December with tireless hope

Let our bells keep on ringing
Making angels in the snow
And may the melody disarm us
When the cracks begin to show

Like the petals in our pockets
May we remember who we are
Unconditionally cared for
By those who share our broken hearts

The table is set
And all glasses are full
The pieces go missing
May we still feel whole
We’ll build new traditions in place of the old
Cause life without revision will silence our souls

Let the bells keep on ringing
Making angels in the snow
And may the melody surround us
When the cracks begin to show

Like the petals in our pockets
May we remember who we are
Unconditionally cared for
By those who share our broken hearts

As gentle as feathers
The snow piles high
Our world gets rewritten and retraced every time
Like fresh plates and clean slates
Our future is white
New Years resolutions are reset tonight

[Snow by Sleeping at Last on the December EP]

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One Response to “snow”

  1. Sherry Smith said

    Hi Abi! You have been heavy on my heart for about a week now; don’t know why, except perhaps by the Holy Spirit and seeing the pictures you Mom posted on FB. I am praying for you and want you to know that love comes to surround you even from many miles away. The greatest love of all, from our Father in heaven, will soothe and cover you better than any! I love you

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