Saddest Song Ever

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  1. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    As we are coming up on Christmas, I thought that I might post this selection by Stan Rogers, First Christmas Away From Home. There are a number of chapters from my own past in the lyrics and it is both beautiful and poignant.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chTMOuuUZi4

    First Christmas - Stan Rogers Between the breaks - Live

    This day a year ago, he was rolling in the snow
    With a younger brother in his father's yard
    Christmas break, a time for touching home,
    the heart of all he'd known
    And leaving was so hard

    Three thousand miles away,
    now he's working Christmas Day
    Making double time for the minding of the store
    Well he always said, he'd make it on his own
    He's spending Christmas Eve alone
    First Christmas away from home

    She's standing by the train station,
    pan-handling for change
    Four more dollars buys a decent meal and a room
    Looks like the Sally Ann place after all,
    in a crowded sleeping hall
    That echoes like a tomb

    But it's warm and clean and free,
    and there are worse places to be
    And at least it means no beating from her Dad
    And if she cries because it's Christmas Day
    She hopes that it won't show
    First Christmas away from home

    In the apartment stands a tree,
    and it looks so small and bare
    Not like it was meant to be,
    Golden angel on the top
    It's not that same old silver star,
    you wanted for your own
    First Christmas away from home

    In the morning, they get prayers,
    then it's crafts and tea downstairs
    Then another meal back in his little room
    Hoping maybe that "the boys" will think to phone
    before the day is gone
    Well, it's best they do it soon

    When the "old girl" passed away,
    he fell apart more every day
    Each had always kept the other pretty well
    But the kids all said the nursing home was best
    Cause he couldn't live alone
    First Christmas away from home

    In the common room they've got the biggest tree
    And it's huge and cold and lifeless
    Not like it ought to be,
    and the lit-up flashing Santa Claus on top
    It's not that same old silver star,
    you once made for your own
    First Christmas away from home
     
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    I, too, find melancholy music to be very introspective.

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    Saddest song ever is clearly ...without you by Harry Nilsson google it
     
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