Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Last Christmas at Lennel House

 

Lyrics

It’s Christmastime at Lennel House, snow lies in the grounds

While all at home can celebrate, the care staff do their rounds

And they’re paid an extra fiver on top of their minimum pay

To show the boss is generous on this giving day


The residents are rising to another lonely morn

The old, demented and infirm, the forgotten and forlorn

They hang the paper streamers they made the other day

Remembering their childhood whilst forgetting yesterday


So hark the Lennel angels sing

Sing out one last time

For the lonely souls who’ll never know

Another Christmastime


Martha feeds the birds, her one daily routine

No-one should have to see the things this gentle soul has seen

Jen’s liquid lunch of turkey is dribbling down her chin

Marjorie just looks confused, not knowing where to begin


So hark the Lennel angels sing

Sing out one last time

For the lonely souls who’ll never know

Another Christmastime


Their families sip sweet sherry underneath the Christmas tree

Wishing they could hurry home to a place they’d rather be

While the One Man Music Hall strikes up a song of Christmas cheer

While Alex shouts for Johnny Cash, that’s what he’d like to hear


After tea they sit in silence in the Common Room

The same four walls they always see close in like a tomb

While ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ plays on the TV screen

They can reflect on their own lives and all that they might have been


So hark the Lennel angels sing

Sing out one last time

For the lonely souls who’ll never know

Another Christmastime


Bring them joy and peace at last

On their last Christmastime


(Gary Miller)


© 2012 Whippet Records

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Notes

Gary contributed this song to Bridge & Bauble, a charity CD project on behalf of The Berwick Youth Project, featuring a collection of songs for Christmas 2012.

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

Gary Miller

'Bridge & Bauble' [Various Artists]

Berwick Youth Project 2012