I heard this new Anna Abreu’s beautiful Christmas song a while ago during the Christmas season of the television show ”Life Only” and I fell in love with it right away.
The message of the song touched me especially right now as I spend my first Christmas without my big brother in my life.
Our family shrank again when my brother left and only two years after my father …
This is a Christmas carol for those who have lost a loved one and for whom Christmas is no longer the same as before.
”JOULUKSI POIS” -AWAY FOR CHRISTMAS
At the convenience store we carried a spruce tree
I got angry when I didn’t find almonds again
(We lost alone at home???)
Now I wouldn’t want to be home alone
so again this year I’m going away somewhere where the Christmas carols aren’t playing
When without you it would no longer be the same watching as the world bathes in colored light
wherever you are I will always light a candle for you in the shade of a palm tree
even if this longing is always involved I’m leaving for Christmas again this year
If we argued about the rules of the board game in the heat of a fireplace once more I promise I would let you win this time
so again this year I’m going away somewhere where the Christmas carols aren’t playing…
…even if this longing is always involved I’m leaving for Christmas again this year ×2