Write Away Magazine Dec 2019

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The room is getting smaller

The walls are closing in

The cold bites deep inside me

Where do I begin

I sit here watching snow fall

Remembering times past

Of love and fun and Christmas cheer

Times now in distant past

Christma

But

I’ll sing you a song of those days

Of family food and fun

And pretend for these three minutes

That they’ve only just begun

The wrapping presents, the Christmas tree

The anticipation on Christmas eve

But now the kids are grown up

You took your chance to leave

You left me in the season

Thats supposed to be of cheer

Leaving me to the ghosts of past

Alone to face my fear

But

I’ll sing you a song of those days

Of family food and fun

And pretend for these three minutes

That they’ve only just begun

So while you’re all celebrating

Think for a second of my pain

Coz there’s hundreds out there like me

All feeling much the same

But

I’ll sing you a song of those days

Of family food and fun

And pretend for these three minutes

That they’ve only just begun

That they’ve only just begun

To listen follow this link...

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Every year I write a couple of cheery Christmas

songs, which my wife and I perform and send as a

video to our friends, like a modern day Christmas

card.

I started thinking about it just the other day and I

had another idea for now. Last year around

November as we were digging out our Christmas

songs and starting to practice, a member of our

musical group stopped coming and sent me and

email.

He said he has no cheer for Xmas as it has too many

bad memories, so he just disappears for a while. It got

me thinking and I realised that it is true for many as

well as isolating further some very lonely people.

Now i am all in favour of Christmas cheer, but my

song was written so perhaps we take a small

moments reflection for the people that find

Christmas a challenge.

I only wrote the lyrics the day before writing this

article so at present the song has no music...

John (Coolparadiso) is a songwriter musician from

Australia, he has had many songs recorded across 8

countries and has released three of his own albums (2

of which he has produced).

He writes daily and posts early demos on his

SoundCloud account

https://soundcloud.com/user-926461130

his albums can be found at Bandcamp

https://johnnicholson.bandcamp.com/

20 www.writeawaymagazine.co.uk

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