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(Feat. Ingrid Michaelson)

Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum
Bum bum bum bum bum bum
Bum bum bum bum bum bum

This is my winter song to you.
The storm is coming soon,
It rolls in from the sea

My voice; a beacon in the night.
My words will be your light,
To carry you to me.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love

They say that things just cannot grow
Beneath the winter snow,
Or so I have been told.

They say were buried far,
Just like a distant star
I simply cannot hold.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?

This is my winter song.
December never felt so wrong,
Cause you're not where you belong;
Inside my arms.

Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum
Bum bum bum bum bum bum
Bum bum bum bum bum bum

I still believe in summer days.
The seasons always change
And life will find a way.

I'll be your harvester of light
And send it out tonight
So we can start again.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?

This is my winter song.
December never felt so wrong,
Cause you're not where you belong;
Inside my arms.

This is my winter song to you.
The storm is coming soon
It rolls in from the sea.

My love a beacon in the night.
My words will be your light
To carry you to me.

Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?
Is love alive?



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    UnregisteredSep 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm
    To me this song speaks directly to a miscarriage I had. We conceived in October and I was always anxious and just had a feeling something was wrong all through December and I lost the baby a couple days before Christmas. Every December I think of that child and how he/she is not in my arms where they belong.

    My calling out to the baby I hope to have to find its way to us and my prayers.
    Love is alive. God's love for me, my love for the baby we lost and the one's we pray he'll give us. The "bum bum bum bum bum" to me is a heartbeat. The heartbeat we never got to hear and the one we heard the next December when we did conceive again and this baby was born in June.
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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    This song was played for the President at his Christmas event in 2010, by the duo. Magnificent setting, beautiful, haunting words and melody. It's very personal to me, as I 'watched' it with my husband, but not sitting together, rather on the phone 'together', since we weren't together in peace and love during that time. But it wasn't for lack of wanting our love to work.. SO, yes, this song is the epitome' of our lives then, as we oh so wanted to figure out 'how to keep love alive'.. He was African American and this president was of particular importance to him and me. He was an important figure too in American history, having been one of the first African Americans to work for a President (Carter) as one of the top 10 staffers. I think of that moment on the phone, listening and watching it simultaneously with him in a different town and place, as the most poignant sad moments of my life.. We always watched the Washington DC Christmas together, just not able to that time, and sadly, nor any other times since then. This song was our love that was in struggle, trying to grow in snow.. It never bloomed again, as he was taken from me by disease and stress. So, yes, it's a beautiful song about unrequited, unattainable love. The message is to not let that happen to you, from me and from Sara, in my opinion.
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    UnregisteredJan 31, 2012 at 2:38 am
    Fantastic best eeevvver! I really like the song. I think it means that you dont really know if true love is there for you
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 7:37 am
    This song played during my middle-schools rememberance day performance, during the drama's peice. Because of this, i myself see this song as a reflection of what the wives felt when left at home during ww1, specifically during winter. I also see this song as a reflection of my feelings towards a cirtain boy who played a role in that bit. He pretended to be one of the soldiers that was gunned down during a fight, and even from the choir-side i felt a blow as hard as though he really had died. He will never know how i feel about him, so i think the line "you're not where you belong; inside my arms" is very fitting.
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    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Maybe she meant "arms" because he cheated on her and was in the arms of someone else in december, and the refrain should be:
    both "is love a lie" and " is love alive? "

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