Авторы музыки: Al Pitrelli, Paul O’Neill
Авторы текста: Paul O’Neill
Авторы текста: Paul O’Neill
Lost Christmas Eve
The Lost Christmas Eve, Trans-Siberian Orchestra Words: Paul O'Nell Music: Paul O'Nell and Al Pitrelli Tempo: Slow BPM=60 Timing: 6/8 Key: Bm [Narration] (N.C.) Another year has come and past Like moments through an hourglass And at the end of this year's trail An offering, a final tale Of love, long lost And then refound And the child by which Those dreams were bound Of a dusty hotel That was long past old And the shadows and the memories Its hallways still hold For things that are old Have the best tales to tell And usually, They tell them well And so it's here, my dear children That our story truly starts When the lord sent once more to the earth An angel, with a childlike heart And on this night his mission was To find somewhere on this earth That human that best reflected his son And carried on his work And since this mission from his lord Had to be completed on this one night The angel quickly unfolded his wings And towards the earth took flight And this night, in case you have not guessed Was once more christmas eve When snow and light and angels' flights All together weave But of the angel's instructions There was one thing more That would make this journey to the earth Harder than all the ones before For the lord had also told the angel That he could only use his wings twice this christmas eve Once when he descended to the earth And once more when he would leave (not unlike ourselves some think, Or at least so I believe) Now this put quite a complication In what the angel planned For now he had to choose most carefully Exactly where he would land He needed to find a single place That would represent all mankind But humans were such a varied lot Such a place would surely be hard to find A single place where there would be Humans of every race and creed The rich and poor, the thrilled and bored The failures with those who succeed But after a few moments Carefully placed in thought The answer appeared in the angel's mind The city called new york And as he neared that city Where all those souls did dwell He felt himself being drawn towards An old, rundown hotel For in a city that usually had Guards at nearly every single door This one just had a sign that said "vacancies, There is always room for one more" Now why the angel decided to stop there He could not quite say the reason But he thought the sign upon that hotel Somehow fit the sentiment of this season Now even after all these years The building was still a work of art And though some facade had crumbled here and there Most still had their parts The walls were made of granite Not aluminum or steel And every pillar and ballistrade Still had it's artist's feel Every gutter had a gargoyle Every gargoyle had it's wings For angels can appreciate Other flying things So he landed on a cathedral roof Across the street from that hotel And looked down upon the world below Where all those souls did dwell And sitting on that rooftop With his friend the winter wind He gazed carefully at that scene below As he slowly took it in [The lost christmas eve] [Intro] Bm G A Bm G [Verse] 1 A Bm On a street in the night In the cold winter's light G A A child stands alone and she's waiting Bm And the light that's out there It just hangs in the air G A As if it was just hesitating Bm And the snow it comes down And it muffles the sound G A Of dreams on their way to tomorrow Bm And when they appear This night will hold them near G For where they will lead A She will follow [Chorus] 1 E For here in this city of lights F# This evening awakens The dreams that it might E The winter it conjures The spells it will weave F The snow gently covers the ground Bm G A Christmas eve [Verse] 2 Bm In this scene On this night There's an ancient hotel G A Where shadows they do tend to wander Bm And the ghosts that live here Hold each moment so dear G A For time's not a thing one should squander Bm And they recount their sand As it runs through their hand G A And examine each moment for meaning Bm It can be wished upon Till the moment it's gone G A Like day disappears into evening [Chorus] 2 E For here in this city of lights F# This evening awakens The dreams that it might E The winter it conjures The moment is seized F# The snow gently covers the ground Bm G A Bm Christmas eve G Merry christmas A Merry christmas Bm Merry christmas G Merry christmas G Christmas A Christmas Bm Christmas G Christmas [Bridge] Bm Through this night G A The dream still wanders Bm G A As it was meant to be Bm G A And every year this night grows fonder G Of children and circumstance Caught in this childhood dance A As the world turns around Keeping dreams on the ground G Windows of frosted ice Prisming candlelight A And somehow we Start to believe Bm In the night and the dream As it cuts through the noise G With the whisper of snow A As it starts to deploy Bm In the depths of a night That's about to begin G With the feeling of snow A As it melts on your skin Bm And it covers the land With a dream so intense G That it returns us all A To a child's innocence Bm And then what you'd thought lost And could never retrieve G A Is suddenly there to be found Bm G A On 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