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Out in the harbor
The ships come in, it's Christmastime
The kids all holler carols 'cross the water
Stars that shine

All that I want, all that I want

Above the rooftops
The full moon dips it's golden spoon
I wait on clip-clops, deer might fly
Why not? I met you

All that I want, all that I want

And when the night is falling
Down the sky at midnight
Another year is stalling
Far away a good bye, good night

All that I want., all that I want, all that I want

So small a turning
The world grows older every day
An ache, a yearning
Soften when I hear you say

All that I want, all that I want

And when the cold wind's blowing
Snow drifts through the pine trees
In houses lights are glowing
Likewise in your eyes that find me here

With all that I want.

Out in the harbor
The ships come in, it's Christmastime
It's Christmastime
It's Christmastime.



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    whingaMay 10, 2009 at 5:25 am
    this song reminds of the kind of breakup where the relationship was bad from the start. He was never the right guy from the start and she knew that but just held on for whatever reason we hang on to bad relationship for. She acknowledges the good side of the relationship and that there was still some good fun in it. So why do we still feel bad when a bad relationship is finally over?
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    whingaMay 10, 2009 at 5:23 am
    I think its about about aging and dying. Some elders feel ‘useless’ because they are no longer able to contribute either to the home or society. Say goodbye to the gracefulness and agility of youth, look up at the dark blue sky and pick out which star you’ll be in heaven.
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    whingaMay 10, 2009 at 5:21 am
    I think that this is sort of a sad song. She seems to be singing to someone that she absolutely fallen head over heels for and still wait and yearns for him. They don't end up together but she still hopes because Christmastime is a season of perpetual hope.

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