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Christmas Nights In Blue, Trans-Siberian Orchastra
From the 2004 album: The Lost Christmas Eve
Words: Paul O'Neill
Music: Paul O'Neill and Al Pitrelli
Tempo: Moderately Slow
BPM= 80
Key: Bm
Timing: 4/4

[Narration]

[N.C.]
He could have stayed there the entire night
For to him music was the voice of god
For it never needed translation
And could lift up lives that were often quite hard

But then he heard a different kind of music
From somewhere else close by
And he followed the trail of those new notes
Till he found himself outside

The notes led him to a blues bar
That was right next to the hotel
And the angel watched some lonely people enter it
And wondered if this
Was where all the lonely people did dwell

Then another guardian angel
Who happened to be near
Told him about the old blues bar
And whispered in his ear

"here the tragically beautiful
And the beautifully tragic
Drift through this night
In a last quest for magic

Their faces are masks
That so artfully disguise
The wounds in their hearts
The scars in their eyes

Now these scars in their eyes
Never hurt, never bleed
But like cracks in a mirror
They distort all they see

For when the heart's an open wound
Its greatest threat, I fear
Is that the salt rubbed into it
Does come from one's own tears

Now there are many places on this earth
That one thinks that god has forgot
But one can often find an angel or a saint
Where one assumes angels and saints are not"

And then the other angel reminded him
Of their lord's point of view
"you'll know them not by how they appear
You'll know them by what they do"

So when the next patron went inside
The angel followed him undetected
But what he found within that bar
Was not quite what he expected

There was an old piano player there
Playing with a honky-tonk sound
And everyone who entered that place depressed
That piano player turned their night around

And one by one he'd draw each person
Out of their self-imposed cage
And before they realized it
He had them singing on the stage

[Verse] 1
Bm
Just another night in new york city
Snow comes down looks real pretty
G7
Don't know how but suddenly there you are
With jelly roll morton playin' for the bar
Bm
Inside here, lights are low
But each song has it's own glow
G7
As he floats them through that smokey air
You just can't believe he's really there

[Chorus] 1
A
How old is he?
F#7/A#
Cannot say
    Bm                   Bm/D
But claims he taught Cab Calloway
    Em7           F#7              Bm
And on this night I somehow believe him
      A               F#7/A#
Knows every song that christmas got
Bm           Bm/D
Even ones my brain has dropped
Em7
Just him and that old fir tree
F#aug                 F#
All lit up this night
              Bm
Electric blue

[Verse] 2
Bm
Just another night in new york city
Snow comes down looks real pretty
G7
Can't believe but suddenly there you are
Talking with strangers sittin' cross the bar
Bm
Suddenly, all are laughin'
This night's smart, always craftin'
G7
Building bridges nearly everywhere
Hits a wall, it just builds a stairs

[Chorus] 2
A                   F#7/A#
Outside the colored lights they bleed
    Bm                Bm/D
For snow is white and colors need
Em7               F#7                Bm
As it just comes down like pure salvation
   A               F#7/A#
It offers all it's amnesty
    Bm                  Bm/D
And makes your neighbor different see
Em7
By the light of that fir tree
    F#aug
And this old bar
    F#              Bm
Electrified in blue

[Bridge]
I gotta drop dead simple
Childhood view of salvation
Perhaps that's how it was always meant to be
And the more I add up all this information
seems it all comes down in the end to you and me
And you look around till you find a phone
Then you call your mom and everyone at home
And the bar looks on and they start to cheer
When you talk to folks you haven't seen in years
And the snow comes down
And the children play
And they pray to God
It never goes away
And a childhood prayer
Should never be denied
As the night rolls on
Till it's carolized

Carolized
Carolized
Carolized
Carolized

[Chorus]3
    A
And on this tree
    F#7/A#
The lights are done
        Bm              Bm/D
But the colors here are down one
  Em7              F#7           Bm
I guess it kind of fits the situation
A               F#7/A#
Ornaments still shining bright
Bm                 Bm/D
Watch them glitter in the light
Em7
Just this old fir tree and me
F#aug                F#
All lit up this night
             Bm
Electric blue
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