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Silent night, holy night
all is calm, all is bright
round young homeless mother and child
hungry infant so tender and mild
sleep on America’s streets
sleep on America’s streets

Silent night, holy night
cops drag poor out of sight
fine them for asking for change on the street
just a few pennies for something to eat
jails are our homes for the poor
jails are our homes for the poor

Silent night, holy night
compassion reigns what is this light
people are there to give food to the poor
opening hearts to the ones who need more
all for one night of the year
only one night of the year

Silent night, holy night
one one stirs, ground is white
snow is falling on the city so clean
on the mother and child who are ever so lean
dead on America’s streets
dead on America’s streets

new lyrics by Tommi Avicolli Mecca, © 2010

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on December 11, 2016 at 10:07am


Comment by JMac1949 Today on December 11, 2016 at 10:21am

The irony is that the holiday is a celebration of a infant born in a barn because his parents were in transit and homeless.  "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." - Matthew 25:40

Comment by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on December 11, 2016 at 10:38am

Yep, that's the irony I was seeing when I wrote the new lyrics...

Comment by koshersalaami on December 11, 2016 at 12:45pm

Pretty much


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