Happy Solstice

Come Darkness Come LIghtMary Chapin  Carpenter’s Longest Night of the Year is my favorite solstice song.  John Norvell pubished the video on You Tube in on December 19, 2012.  The song is from her 2008 album “Come Darkness, Come Light:  Twelve Days of Christmas.”

 

 

Mary Chapin Carpenter at Christmas

 

“The Longest Night Of The Year”

They say that spring will come again
No one knows exactly when.
Still the sun’s a long lost friend
On the longest night of the year.

We stare into the firelight
While December beats outside
Where the darkest hearts reside
On the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight
Let the candle burn all night
Tomorrow welcome back the night
It was longest night of the year

I used to think the world was small
Bright and shining like a ball
Seems I don’t know much at all
On the longest night of the year

We press our faces to the glass
And see our little lives go past
Wave to shadows that we cast
On the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight,
Let the candle burn all night,
Tomorrow welcome back the light.
‘Twas the longest night of the year

Make a vow when Solstice comes:
To find the Light in everyone
Keep the faith and bang the drum
On the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight,
Let the candle burn all night,
Tomorrow welcome back the light.
‘Twas the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight,
Let the candle burn all night,
Tomorrow welcome back the light.
After the longest night of the year

In the video, the follow on Solstice Song is to the tune of  Greensleeves, but the lyrics are not What Child is This.  It has a Yuletide, pagan influence instead.
candle ligth and pumpkin
Good Yule!  Happy Soltice!  Celebrate the darkness and the lightness in your life.  We need both for a balanced existence.  There would be no highs, if there were no lows.

4 thoughts on “Happy Solstice”

  1. I hope you like it and the one that follows it. Mary Chapin Carpenter is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. She does folk/rock/country–but I think it’s more folk than anything else.

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