They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on Earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell
and eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a Silent Night
And they told me a fairy story
'Till I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes
'Till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave New Year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on Earth
Hallelujah Noel be it Heaven or Hell
The Christmas we get we deserve

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    General CommentFor the charity REDwire. I like their version.
    young_jableson January 13, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionSoldem have I read so much misguided Americam claptrap. Please do some research and engage brain before you open mouth Teresa.
    European Paganism is akin to the modern “green” movement believeing in “living at one with the planet” and “being part of the planet and living through the planet”.
    Satan/Lucifer/Devil are inventions of the Judao-Christian church belief systems.

    The spirit of “paganism” was mispresented by “Hollywood” and now halfwits like you think it is real. Satanism did not really exist until the 1960’s. Yes 1960’s, whereas Paganism is 10,000 years old at least.

    "Christmas Eve, is A MAIN CELEBRATION DAY FOR BOTH WITCHES AND DIRECT SATANISTS” — If by Witches you mean - Pagans, then again this in incorrect. Christmas again is a Judao-Christian invention, the clue is in the name. The Pagan Winter Solstice is generally 21 or 22 December. It merely represents the end of the winter and the beginning of spring and the regrowth of the planet to full abundance.

    Freedom of speech is a gift use it wisely.
    PaulCTIDon December 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't by U2. It is by Greg Lake (Of Emerson, Lake and Palmer aka ELP)co-written with Pete Sinfield, written 1975
    KindredSpiriton August 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who hears, "BUT I believed in the Israelite" in this version?
    jacksongreeron November 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWHYever, in this "information"-and-Matthew 24:14-age, would Bono/U2 and billions of people STILL think that there's ANY valid "hallelujah" or "heaven" - or anything of "the Israelite" (Jesus) - [OR EVER WAS] in the so-called "CHRISTmas"????!!!

    "Christmas" and "Christmas Eve" (and that winter solstice week) is a time of PAGAN/SPIRITISTIC celebration to "light" and "sun" gods and goddesses - and SATAN - that has been carried forth, globally, from ancient days. FALSE "Christianity" - in total DEFIANCE of biblical commands to NEVER incorporate ANY elements of idolatry or spiritual lies into worship of Jehovah [Yahweh] - infamously DID SO ANYWAY, however. It PAINTED-OVER the God-detested pagan/spiritistic celebrations with a white-wash of FALSE "sanctification" AND THE NAME OF GOD'S SON.


    So, while pseudo-"Christians" (and even professed Buddhists, etc.) are busy doing the common "social thing" of exchanging presents and getting drunk December 22-25 (with perhaps a quick, half-yearly duck-in to a "church"); elsewhere pagans are holding "fire dances", etc. to an IDOLIZED SUN gOD, etc; and Satanists are holding orgies, including bestiality and rape (of even children) and making sacrifices of blood and body parts to their god.

    "Father Christmas" is a DEMON.

    "New Year's Eve/Day" is also pagan: "Happy Hogmanay" and Yule-tides; and 'better get those "New Year's Resolutions" in line in time for JANus the god of gates, doors, and beginnings/endings.

    Congratulations, Bono/U2 on realizing and speaking/singing out that many "Christmas dreams" as well as the common "Christmas Birth-of-Christ"/"Silent Night" story are LIES/"fairy [demon] stories" that have been SOLD to (and EAGERLY BOUGHT-UP by) the masses. (Christ was born IN THE FALL - NOT during the WINTER SOLSTICE week, as convenient to pagans and aquiescing-to-paganism FALSE "Christians.")

    HOWEVER, the end-product of THIS SONG is that it is a spiritually "FENCE-straddling" song-profession. Such a kind of song certainly "SELLS" WELL, doesn't it.....

    .....but then again, so do a lot of things that are HARMFUL to people.

    A very Merry Christmas?

    And a Happy New Year?



    Falsehoods over, if you want it.....
    Theresa1on February 14, 2009   Link

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