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>My Grown Up Christmas List

>This is the song that my new layout was inspired by. The version I have is sung by Amy Grant although I understand it’s also been done by other artists including Michael Buble and Kelly Clarkson.

I really like the melody of it and the meaning behind the lyrics. To me, they paint a very vivid picture and it is one that shows the truth in the world today. This song was originally released by Amy Grant in 1992 and in some ways we have moved on a lot from that time. In others, we haven’t and so the song is still hauntingly relevant.

The other thing about this song is that, to me, Christmas has become other commercialised and we have lost it’s true meaning. That is something that annoys me a lot. The lyrics of this song acknowledge that fact ~ Heaven surely knows / Packages and bows / can never heal a hurting human soul ~ and comes back to include the stuff that matters; the stuff Christmas is supposed to be about.

So basically, I just love this song.

Do you remember me?
I sat upon you’re knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies

Well, I’m all grown up now
And still need help somehow
I’m not a child but my heart still can dream

So here’s my life-long wish
My grown-up Christmas list
Not for myself, but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
and time would heal the heart

And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, oh
This is my grown-up Christmas List

As children we believed
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely, wrapped beneath the tree
Well, Heaven surely knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal a hurting human soul

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal the heart

And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, oh
This is my grown-up Christmas List

What is this illusion called
The innocence of youth
Maybe only in our blind belief
Can we ever find the truth

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal the heart

And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, oh
This is my grown-up Christmas List

This is my only life-long wish
This is my grown-up Christmas List

~ Amy Grant

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