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Christmas Dream

04:35
Nancy Kelly
Produced by Steve Fulton / Audio Lab

Story

My brother, Terry Lester, passed away unexpectedly in November 2005. Being in the midst of my Christmas CD project I wanted to write something for him, yet wanted to keep it somewhat Christmassy in feeling. What came was a song that captures a sweet childhood memory of Terry teaching Steven and I how to ski in the back woods of Maine. David was only 3 or 4 so didn't participate in this venture but I'm sure he was enjoying his tonka trucks while we froze outside! Karl was in the Marines at the time so wasn't home that Christmas. Terry was 1 year older than Karl, 6 years older than Steven, 12 years older than me and almost 18 years older than Davey, so when he was home, he was always teaching us how to do something! This song captures that heart of the instructer but only touches on the depth of the type of person he was to all of us.

Lyrics

LYRICS: 

We each have our memories / a lacey snowflake patterned in a dream of you / And so mine can be a song for you / How do you fit a life into a line or two?

We had just moved out to Maine Back to the East Coast again /  You made the trip with us and I was 6 or so / We moved into a wonderland of snow

CHORUS: I REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS WHEN SANTA BROUGHT US SKIIS / YOU BECAME INSTRUCTOR ON THE BACK ROADS OF WINTER / WE WERE ALL ELBOWS AND KNEES / OH, THAT CHRISTMAS OH THAT CHRISTMAS DREAM

Fast forward 2 years / Sun Valley Idaho with you / Photographs of black and white - that precious one of you / How you always did things “right” / We wanted to be like you

CHORUS: I REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS WHEN SANTA BROUGHT US SKIIS / YOU BECAME INSTRUCTOR ON THE BACK ROADS OF WINTER / WE WERE ALL ELBOWS AND KNEES / OH, THAT CHRISTMAS OH THAT CHRISTMAS DREAM

Bridge: Mom and you were mother and son / Theresa was your only little one / Susan was your lovely queen of hearts / You and Dave went golfing / You and Steve played chess / You and Karl built model airplanes / And you and Dad were blessed to fly the real thing

CHORUS: I REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS WHEN SANTA BROUGHT US SKIIS (THANKS MOM AND DAD!) YOU BECAME INSTRUCTOR ON THE BACK ROADS OF WINTER / STEVE AND I ALL ELBOWS AND KNEES /IT WAS THAT BAD OH, THAT CHRISTMAS OH, THAT CHRISTMAS DREAM I REMEMBER THAT CHRISTMAS... THAT CHRISTMAS DREAM (TAG THIS)

NancyKellyMusic © 2006 (penned for Terry)

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