Silent Night

by Uncle Bonsai

Uncle Bonsai is an American contemporary folk trio of Bennington College graduates living in Seattle, Washington. They announced they had disbanded in 1989, but have continued to perform and record occasionally. Their better-known songs during the 1980s included "Suzy", "Charlie and Me", "Penis Env…




My father's house was warm at night
he used to sing me lullabyes
just like his father before him always did
just like his mother would have done if she had lived
My father's house was safe at night
he used to sleep just down the hall
just like his father before him always would
when he was old
when times were good
He found the time
He found a way
Piece by piece
day by day
Oh you look so pretty
don't forget to say your prayers
I will rock you 'till your sleeping
and I'll carry you upstairs
and I'll see you in the morning
and I'll see you in your dreams
I will always be here when you need me
Silent night, holy night
I left a light on in the hallway
All is warm, all is bright
I hold my visions in my hand
Silent night, holy night
life goes on beyond my eyelids
All is safe, out of sight
I was away at school
the night I heard the news
that I was all alone
from a strangers voice on the hallway phone
She had to call collect
and mispronounced my name
said that I should be there 
on the morning train
There was no one to lead me
no one to take me home
Silent night, holy night
I left a light on in the hallway
All is warm, all is bright
I hold my visions in my hand
Silent night, holy night
life goes on beyond my eyelids
All is safe, out of sight
My father's house
Is still at night
I hear the silence in the walls
I hear the footsteps in the halls
Just like the child inside me used to do
When she was scared and wide awake
She had the room to keep her warm
Safe from fears, safe from harm
Silent night, holy night
I left a light on in the hallway
All is warm, all is bright
I keep my visions in my hand
Silent night, holy night
Life goes on beyond my eyelids
All is safe, out of sight
My father's house is still at night
I hear the silence in the walls
I hear the footsteps in the halls
just like the child inside me used to do
when she was scared
and wide awake
She had her room to keep her warm
Safe from fears, safe from harm
Silent night, holy night
I left a light on in the hallway
All is warm, all is bright
I keep my visions in my hand
Silent night, holy night
Life goes on beyond my eyelids
All is safe, out of sight

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