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New Year’s Song – Over The Rhine

New Year’s Song by Over The Rhine, from their album Blood Oranges In The Snow.
Happy New Year everyone.

“New mercy comes with every morning
The unexpected with no warning
For loved ones who’ve gone on before
Sing me Auld Lang Syne
New mercy comes with every morning
The unexpected with no warning
Let the dear ones you love know
You’ll miss them when you go”


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Let It Fall – Over The Rhine

Over The Rhine have produced three albums mindful that, for some, Christmas is not the happiest time of the year.
Earlier releases were Snow Angel and The Loneliest Night Of The Year.
Here’s a track from last year’s release Blood Oranges In The Snow.
Let It Fall.


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All I Ever Get For Christmas Is Blue by Over The Rhine

There are some of you enduring the Christmas blues.
Here’s one for you, from Over The Rhine.


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Three Over The Rhine Christmas Albums

My box set of three albums by Over The Rhine arrived.
The Darkest Night Of The Year; Snow Angels; and a second copy of Blood Oranges In The Snow.
Perfect Christmas Eve listening.

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Another Christmas – Christmas Songs 2014 Day 20

There’s been a number of tragic events in Australia over the last few weeks, a couple local to our own region.
Here’s a song from Over The Rhine‘s Blood Oranges In The Snow, their newly released Christmas themed album.
(I, along with lots of others, financially backed the project sometime about fifteen months ago.)
Anyway, the song is called Another Christmas.
Lyrically and musically it seems to hit the spot for how a lot of people are feeling right now.
Here it is on Spotify.

The lyrics:
Another Christmas is drifting in softly
Like the ghost of my innocence lost
And the tree in the corner burns brightly
I turned all the other lights off

I think back on my life in this stillness
I consider the days of my youth
And the moments I find myself willing
To surrender and just tell the truth

‘Cause I’ve committed every sin
And each one leaves a different scar
It’s just the world I’m livin’ in
And I could use a guiding star

I hope that I can still believe
The Christ child holds a gift for me
Am I able to receive
Peace on earth this Christmas

This old world so sweet and so bitter
Seeds of violence we humans have sown
And these weapons we still love to handle
May our children have strength to let go

When we look at the stars after midnight
Sparkling rumors of redemption at play
Can we still hear the echoes of angels
Who were singing that first Christmas day

‘Cause we’ve committed every sin
And each one leaves a different scar
It’s just the world we’re living in
And we could use a guiding star

I hope that we can still believe
The Christ child holds a gift for us
Are we able to receive
Peace on earth this Christmas

Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn king
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled

Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim
Peace on earth this Christmas