Twenty-Five Days of TSO – Day Nineteen
Back to a Reason (Part II)
The Lost Christmas Eve (2004)
The night seems to care
The dreams in the air
The snow’s coming down
It beckons me dare
In 2001, Savatage released the album Poets and Madmen which featured the track Back to a Reason.
They revisit the song as part of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and in the process of rewriting much of the lyrics make the song fit the narrative of the story, that of a man who many years earlier put a child who was born without the advantages that most of us take for granted in a fully formed mind and body.
And in the night and in the snow and in the dark and on Christmas Eve he’s brought back to a place in his life where he can bring himself to face what he’s done and hope that on this night he can start to build the bridge to the past, and the child, that he abandoned all those years ago.
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