"Soon After Christmas" as written by and Stina Nordenstam....
I've called you now a thousand times
I think I know now
You're not home
I've said your name a thousand times
To be prepared if you'd be there
I wanted so to have you
And I wanted you to know
I wanted to write songs
About how we're walking in the snow
You've got me slightly disappointed
Just a bit and just enough
To keep me up another night
Waiting for another day
The city's taking a day off
The streets are empty
No one's out tonight
My life is in another's hands
I wanted so to have you
And I wanted you to know
I wanted to write songs
About how we're walking in the snow
But there's no snow this winter
there's no words for what I feel for you
It's not enough
Though it's too much
Why must it always be like that?
The TV screen is lighting up my room
The film has ended
Every inch of my skin is crying for your hands
And I wanted so
You've got me slightly disappointed
Just a bit and just enough
To keep me up another night
Waiting for another day


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"Soon After Christmas" as written by Stina Nordenstam

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    General CommentFirst off, this is one of the most beautifully depressing songs I've ever heard, and I'm a connoisseur of depressing music. This is heartache at its finest. Being alone at Christmas is one of the worst feelings in the world, especially when you're yearning for someone. Stina captures it perfectly. The lines that get me most are...

    "The city's taking a day off
    The streets are empty
    No one's out tonight
    My life is in another's hands"

    Anyone who has walked the streets on Christmas know that this is exactly how the world feels--lonely and cold, and if you're heart is broken, then it truly feels like your life is in another's hands. Then there's...

    "The TV screen is lighting up my room
    The film has ended
    Every inch of my skin is crying for your hands"

    Christmas night in a small apartment, laying on the couch crying in the dark with the TV on, but the movie you were watching is over, so it's just stuck on the screen. The overwhelming feeling of being alone and not being able to even get up and move and feeling like you're going to die because every inch of your skin is crying for the touch of the one you love and lost. Finally...

    "I wanted to write songs
    About how we're walking in the snow"

    This is the most mournful image to me. Think of lovers walking hand-in-hand at Christmas, with lights blinking, snow falling, laughs, smiles, love. But now he's gone and she will never get to write songs about them walking in the snow together.

    God, this is the saddest song ever.

    maebelle11on November 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentreally wanting someone at christmas time is brutal, and this song sums it up perfectly. if you're single and have a deep crush on someone, try not to listen to it this xmas.
    jameskendallon November 27, 2007   Link

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