Dream Child (A Christmas Dream)

Album: The Christmas Attic (1998)
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  • In the night
    Was the dark
    In the dark
    Was the dream
    In the dream
    Was the Child
    And myself
    There unseen

    In the book was the word
    In the word there was truth
    In the truth there was age
    In the age there was youth

    And I said to the Child
    Do your hands they still bleed
    After all of this time
    Do you think there's still need
    But the Child only smiled

    And said not a word
    And the snow it came down
    As if it hadn't heard

    And all that night the snow came down
    To heal the scars our lives had found
    And the years that lay broken

    And there upon that bridge of dreams
    Across the night we walked unseen
    With no words ever spoken

    And then on through that night
    We did walk for a while
    And our steps turned to blocks
    And the blocks turned to miles

    Then we followed a path
    For as far as we could
    Till we found ourselves there
    In an evergreen woods

    There were thousands of candles
    Upon every tree
    It was beautiful
    But there was one mystery
    For with all of those candles
    You must understand
    That the only one lit
    Was now in that His hand

    And there upon that Christmas scene
    The candle wax of melted dreams
    And the years they had taken

    And there's that snow did gently fall
    We one by one relit them all
    Till each dream was awakened

    And then there to that light
    This young Child showed to me
    All the things that he dreamt
    All the things that might be
    How for everything given
    That something is gained
    Strike one match in the dark
    And all the world's not the same

    And then I asked that Child
    Why this night has a star
    And he said, "So we'd know
    That we could see that far"
    And these candles are wed
    To that star's distant light
    And it all came to be
    Upon that long winter's night
    That long winter's night
    That long winter's night

    And when I awoke, well the Child he was gone
    But somewhere in my mind
    I believe he lives on
    And somewhere in my life
    Between here and the end
    On a long winter's night
    I will dream him again Writer/s: JOHN N. OLIVA, JOHN OLIVA, PAUL F. O'NEILL, PAUL O'NEILL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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