Don't forget that Christmas time is here again
Time for peace and joy and don't forget your friends

Children are important parts this time of year
Remember to be spreading a bit of the Christmas cheer

Oh the children of the world can have Christmas too
If you want them to
Let them have a Christmas day

Children are the makers of our destiny
Children are our future too
Children are the key to the universe
Children come from me and you

Christmas lights are shining through the nighttime
Shining on the children too
Children lights are shining on the children
Lights from Christmas shine all nighttime
Christmas lights are shining on the nighttime
Shining on the choo-choo too
Shiny, shiny, shiny like a choo-choo
Shining down on me and you
Shiny like a big pop to row(?)
Shiny like a choo-roo-roo

It's another lonely Christmas
For children who are poor
Nobody's in the kitchen cooking
Christmas dinner anymore
If only you'd spare a dime
These kids could have a good Christmas time
Some good Christmas time

Na-na-na-na Na-na-na
We're caroling, caroling

We are caroling without the children
And that ain't Christmas to me
Oh no no no


Lyrics submitted by RemyLebeau

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    General CommentThe song is epic in its scope. It begins with such a haunting tone, (not dissimilar to Riders on the Storm) imparting the urgent message that Christmas is not just for adults. The fact that there truly are many children of the world not experiencing Christmas cheer establishes the first half of the duality Heidecker feels is present in December among carolers. They often focus too much on door-to-door, instead of the children without homes.
    The song soon becomes explosive with optimism and mirth, however, when explaining his feelings about how important children are. You can practically feel the awe and wonder and stupor that a child experiences when gazing upon huge, garish Christmas light decorations during the "Christmas lights are shining through the nighttime" stanza, which becomes less controlled, lyrically, ("Children lights are shining on the children") as it progresses from being clear and concise to almost gibberish ("Shiny, shiny, shiny, like a choo-choo"). This is the second half of the duality; when children are given a great Christmas experience you're so overjoyed that you temporarily forget about the ones who are not present and are not fortunate enough to be treated to such a display. This dark thought is what we are left with in the final stanza ("We are caroling without the children and that aint christmas to me""
    RemyLebeauon September 03, 2012   Link

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