Just Another Day††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† © 2005 Jim Feldman

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Itís a cold night in the drafty room that serves as your Elliot home

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Except for the treasure in front of you, you got nothin thatís your own

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Though you keep the heat quite low to chase away the bills

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The inner warmth you carry defies the ice on the window sills


A couple mice have moved in, for the warmth inside your wall

Even your cat donít seem to mind that theyíve been liviní there since fall

The torn shade on your window is no match for the bright street lamp

But itís so much better than last year by that 35 W ramp



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In the coldest, darkest times†† You always find a light to shine

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And you would share your wealth with strangersIf theyíd ever take the time

(3rd x only) Youíd share your wealth of love††††††††††††††††

C††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††F††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C††††††††††

Thereís more than enough for one here Though most wouldnít see it that way

††††††† C†††††††† Am††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††† G†††††† C

But on this journey that is mortal life What you offer is another day.

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(2nd & 3rd x only) Yes another day with Jesus†† (3rd x only) Just another love-filled day


Your health care has been slashed again to pay mounting war bills

To keep the oil coming and to get more innocents get killed

Thereís no child left behind in this town because no one is gettiní ahead

Except the leaders that scare the rest into thinking we could soon be dead


But thereís no anger in your body as you sit in your worn out chair

You donít cry with angst when you see that things just do not seem fair

What makes you seem oblivious as you miss the American dream

You have peace in life as you reflect upon your precious manger scene




If the windís just right on this winterís night you will hear the ringing bells

Calling all the Catholic folk to St. Maryís to be saved from hell

Itís an irony that they donít see but isnít lost on you

because you Donít have go to Jesus he will always come to you.


So stay at home and celebrate this night that he was born

You sing so loud the windows shake as if you were blowiní a horn

And on this longest night that settles on the only world we know

You open the gift from Jesus, itís light and love that need no bow