Man stands in the shadows on the edge of the night

Should he run should he fight

Time runs through his fingers

Can he stand alone should he stay or go

Can he leave his home again


Rain falls on the children too old to cry too young to die

As their eyes look around them

They'll be quick to learn how to kill and burn

When it comes their turn to choose


And as you sit in the safety

Of your four strong walls and your light bright halls

You can drink to the future

And a good new year be of good cheer

Christmas is here again


Man stands in the shadows

On the eve of the day they say Man was saved

Still the circle is turning

As the night draws near they'll be fighting here

When another year has gone

God rest you merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay

God rest you merry gentlemen