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by Christopher Mudiappahpillai

The new Barenaked Ladies Chrismas album, Barenaked for the Holidays, is excellent.


Footprints

Barenaked Ladies

From the album, Barenaked for the Holidays

I followed footprints in the snow

Never knowing if I was right behind

Looking down no one would know

I wasn’t walking hand in hand beside you

For you footprints lead the way

To a hearth where hearts we made surround you

You’re awash in all it’s glow

I’m still standing in the snow

I stood and watched the lights go out

While the snowflakes settled all around you

Though it filled my heart with doubt

Couldn’t move and this is where you found me

As our footprints disappear

Snow erasing how I came to be here

I’ve got nowhere else to go

Now you’re standing in the snow

Look for understanding in the snow

You look just as outstanding in the snow

Standing in the snow

Now it’s almost Christmas Eve

I’m surrounded with the sound of laughter

To give is better than to deceive

For I recieved a ‘Happy Ever After’

You might have left me in the cold

A fitting ending for the fool that I was

But you’d be cuddled up alone

And I’d still be standing in the snow