It's the first day
Since I handed you your final rose
In your house
I'm staring out the window at our tree (We planted below)

The heights of which
You'll never
Ever know

You always
Were there to rescue me
From December

In my minds eye
I see you next to me as I'm on my knees
It's in this place
That you showed me how to ask eternity

For shelter
For comfort
For relief

I see our branches stretching
To heights you'd not believe
One day these leaves will reach you
And there will be no more


You always gave me refuge
You always offered shelter
From December's snow
My chin still rests upon you
While my feet they sway
I wonder if you'll look the same
When you embrace me
On that day

Lyrics submitted by midget0, edited by Davorak945

From December Lyrics as written by Michael Torke


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    General CommentI think this song is talking about how he was saved by God. It says: When you embrace me on that day, I think he is refering to seeing God when he gets to heaven.
    Geeraffon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about his grandparents, who showed him God. The tree is literal and still exists.
    theblbon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti keep thinking its about a man talking to his dead wife, the part about the rose, you know how some times sex is alluded with a rose.
    xXx10290on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood job theblb, I completely see that in this song
    latinorockeron February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wanted to know what the significance is of December. What does december represent and why does he need to be saved from it?
    ct6mblackon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcomplete guess here, but going with theblb's intrepretation, it could mean that he (schwab) would visit his grandparents in december because they live in some warm place. "you always offered shelter from december's snow". I could be COMPLETELY wrong though, remember it's just a guess.
    latinorockeron April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDecember here is referring meteaphorically to the cruelties and coldness of life, his grandparents were a mainstay and a comfort, a source of Christian encouragement.

    For shelter
    For comfort
    For relief
    ominousoaton June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAfter a funeral, but before the burial, it is common for the casket to be covered with flowers by the mourners. I believe the phrase "...I handed you your final rose" is a reference to this. The writer may have been saying he placed a rose inside the casket.
    vtson September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was thinking this song had to do something with Jesus being born on December and how he has saved him really. the line i got this idea from was "you always were there to rescue me from december" thus title is from december
    TheHumanFace_Divineon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get depressed in the winter, so this song caught my ear because Jesus offers the comfort I need in December (and the rest of the year but especially now). The grandparents idea is so cool and fits perfectly with these lyrics. Thank God words mean different things to different ears.
    Dennis Roberton December 10, 2007   Link

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