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I'll Be Home For Christmas lyrics

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Christmas Songs – I'll Be Home For Christmas lyrics

I'm dreaming tonight
Of a place I like
Even more than I usually do
And though I know it's a long way back
I promise you...

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree
Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

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  • u
    He's just letting his loved ones know he will be with them on christmas, he wants everybody happy and decorating like normal. In the end where he says "if only in my dreams", you realize that can't physically make it but his heart is definately there.
    This happened to me when I was 19 and stationed in berlin. I couldn't get home untill after christmas was over. It was the worst christmas ever. Especially for someone that always spent it with their family. I also feel that we spend it remembering the ones we have lost and can picture them so clearly smiling and laughing with us on christmas' passed. In my mind I will be back home there as well.
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    Originally everyone thought it was written for the men in the service but the writer didn't write it for that reason it just became a popular one amongst the military men that couldn't get home for Christmas, The writer couldn't get the song published because they said it was too sad for the season, so while golfing with Bing Crosby he sang the song for him and Bing liked it so much he put it on the other side of the 45 record of White Christmas and it became an instant hit!
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