History Involved Itself (It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)

For whatever reason, this song makes me think of Christmas. It's probably this line: "Or what it was . . . incarnation." I picture a shepherd on a hill at night, and suddenly angels and archangels heralding the birth of God . . .

When the revenant came down,
we couldn't imagine what it was.
In the spirit of three stars--the alien thing that took its form.
Then to Lebanon, oh God, the flashing at night,
the sirens grow and grow . . .

Oh, history involved itself

Mysterious shade that took its form,
Or what it was:


Three stars delivering signs and dusting from their eyes.

Merry Christmas from Loud Time.


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