The branches have traded their leaves for white sleeves, all warm blooded creatures make ghosts as they breathe

I only have four minutes to make this post while it’s still Christmas .. so this post will be brief.

I love Christmas carols an unhealthy amount and play them on loop starting promptly the day after thanksgiving; however, sometimes a breath of fresh air from new christmas songs and with it new perspectives on the same emotions and sentiments that fuel traditional carols is just what you need.

Sleeping At Last’s “Snow” is just what I needed today .. I hope you find in this song’s lyrics or even just in the beautiful vulnerability of Ryan’s voice what you are looking this Christmas as well.

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

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