Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Soldier's "Silent Night"

You've no doubt have heard this song on the radio. I was trying to see if I could buy it, but it turns out that it's available on this site.

It's a poem based on "T'was the Night before Christmas", but the lyrics instead describe Santa visiting the home of a soldier. However you may feel about the war on terror, you can't help but be moved by the sacrifices that our military personnel makes fighting for us on distant shores overseas. This is very well done, and the narrator's voice is the right kind of balance of military graveliness and yet emotional sensitivity. And according to the "liner notes" on that site, it was recorded in one take!

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