For the Sake of Our Brother
The Lost Christmas Eve (2004)
In a stable, in a manger
In the cold winters air
In the arms of his mother
A child’s lying there
This is the last song that Daryl Pediford released with TSO, he passed away shortly after recording this track and knowing that adds a certain haunting quality to the already haunting track.
The vocals are so heart-wrenching and painful knowing that there is a child who was abandoned, that a soul still bleeds for the choice he made to do so.
It’s so dark, so painful. But if Christmas can offer the hope of redemption for those of us who are looking to pass through this year into the next, it should be able to offer redemption to those who have wounds and sins that they carry with them for far longer than just the year.
The best part of this piece for me is when it changes mid-song into a great rendition of Oh Come, all ye Faithful.
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