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.