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lyrics

At Christmastime

There's a road I travel
Around this time of year
It always takes me 'round the same old bends
It always asks me questions
About my darkest fears
If I can tell right from wrong and do I know my friends

I'm surely not a man of church
I can't fight these wars
I don't care, who's the only one
I see trouble everywhere
Sometimes it's too much to bear
Brother fighting brother, so it seems

Chorus
Then I look at all the lights that shine at Christmastime
And I pray they'll find a way into our hearts
'Till every little corner will be safe and warm
'Cause I believe that's what Christmas should be for

But the wars outside are raging
The world's a battlefield
Of greed and grudge and who will have the most
The devil has the best of us
Although I'm nearly sure
He was made up by those who run the show

We're prisoners of our selfishness
We're chasing what we think is best
And what is best we don't really know for sure
We're running like a herd of fools
The internet and money rule
And we're scared not knowing who to trust

Chorus
So look at all the lights that shine at Christmastime
Searching for a way into our hearts
'Till every little corner will be safe and warm
Wouldn't that be something, for a start?

And I do like the lights around at Christmastime
And I pray they'll find a way into our hearts
'Till every little corner will be safe and warm
'Cause I believe that's what Christmas should be for

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released December 1, 2009
written by Martin Praetorius

performed by Martin Praetorius & The Sleighbell Slingers

Martin Praetorius – vocals, acoustic guitar, programming
Dania Koenig – harmony vocals, piano, glockenspiel
Dino Soldo – woodwinds
Markus Segschneider – sitar, mandoline
Marius Goldhammer – bass
drumloop courtesy of "Gefallen" by Dania Koenig,
originally played by Mario Garruccio

recorded & arranged by the involved at their homes in December 2009
produced & mixed by Martin Praetorius at "Working Corners", Essen.
mastered by Fritz Fey at Double-D Mastering, Oberhausen

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