Slipping in,
Under all conciousness,
Homeless is where the is heart is,
Walk on by and I'll be fine,
This cardboard cover,
Keeps away the gales of the night,

Cos at some points I think this ain't real,
Some nights I say this shouldn't be me,
This christmas even I'm out on the street,
With a lifetime to spend it hurts me this truth,
Under this cruel moon,

Slipping,
Under all conciousness,
Homeless is where the is heart is,
So walk on by and I'll be fine,
This cardboard cover,
Keeps away the gales of the night,

And I know it's late and you're thinking I'm crazy,
I share the same dreams as you, yesterday,
You think this is a world away,
Beware of darkness because this could be you could someday,,
Under this cruel moon,

And I know it's late and you're thinking I'm crazy,
I shared the same dreams as you, yesterday,
You think this is a world away,
Beware of darkness for this could be you someday,
Under this cruel moon,

For this could be you someday,
Under this cruel moon,
For this could be you someday,
Under this cruel moon,
For this could be you someday,
Under this cruel moon,


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    General CommentOh dear me. This is one of the saddest songs i have heard in a long time. made me cry.
    raychxangelon December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure the lyric in the first chorus is "its christmas eve and im out on the street"
    Beautiful song though, the most depressin xmas song ever though surely!
    jaiandrews7on December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about a homeless person on christmas eve.
    fantastic ballad, and like you said, the saddest christmas song ever.
    choanon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgotta be the best christmas album ever!!! can't get enough of it. This track is so sad but brilliant.
    James Allen is a genius. Can't Wait for the new album which James has said is to be recorded later this year
    nickd1978on January 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard in a long time. I can't help but well up when I hear this.

    At first I thought the first line was "slipping in and out of our consciousness" to reflect how the homeless are perceived (or unperceived) by wider society, but since the song is in first person perspective that doesn't really make sense. I've seen "slipping in and out of unconsciousness" which would perhaps make more sense.
    TheStretchedElfon November 26, 2009   Link

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