“so this is christmas”

Posted December 7, 2015 by tambarr1 in family and home / 0 Comments

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John Lennon’s lyrics have a marvelous way of resonating with me. At first it was “Imagine” that made me realize that I am indeed a dreamer. I think I was 13 or 14 years old when I first heard the song, and it was Tracie Spencer singing it.  I thought that it was her song until, I think my dad told me otherwise.  I recorded that song on a cassette tape and listened to it over and over again. Now, all these years later, his songs are still speaking to me.  This time, it is “Happy Christmas (War is Over), which I thought was named “So This is Christmas”.

Now, I don’t know if it’s me growing older and wiser, or if it’s because I’m always thinking, but this song perfectly depicts the present state of our country, our world. We have become a country that lives too fast, and accomplishes very little. A country full of people that takes one another for granted, and disrespects those who deserve only the compassion and love of their fellow man. A county that still sees the color of one’s skin or religious affiliation as a reason to spew hate. Listening to this song alerted me that not much has changed since 1971, and that is a shame.

As a mother, I want a better world for my children. A world free from fear. It is my hope that more of us come to a similar conclusion and decide to “Give Peace a Chance” for the future of our world.  Enjoy the lyrics and make this holiday season one of the best yet!

“Happy Christmas (the War is Over)”

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let’s stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas

And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear

War is over over
If you want it
War is over
Now…