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Cold opened on Saturday Night Live: new York City children Chorus singing “Silent Night” together a tribute come the victims and also families impacted by the current tragedy in Newtown, CT.


In the wake of the tragedy that this previous week, i am reminded that the track written by David Foster and also his ex-wife, Linda Thompson-Jenner licensed has been granted My Grown increase Christmas List created in 1990.  In so numerous ways, it is one anthem come peace:

What is this illusion dubbed the innocence that youth? Maybe just in ours blind id can us ever uncover the truth

No much more lives torn apart That battles would never start and also time would certainly heal every hearts and everyone would have a friend and right would always win and love would never end, oh This is my grown up christmas list This is my just life long wish This is mine grown up christmas list

The song was initially covered through Natalie Cole in 1990. The became more popularized by Amy Grant.  It got to a new popularity as soon as American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson sang it in 1997, mine favorite variation is through Michael Bublé . For some reason,the Bublé variation is not available on iTunes, but the song track is listed below on this YouTube video as well as the rather mentioned. Formats have certainly changed in 20 years.

Here space the lyrics created by Linda Thompson-Jenner in your entirety:

Do you remember me? i sat upon her knee I composed to you v childhood fantasies

Well, I’m all grown up now and still need help somehow I’m not a child yet my love still have the right to dream

so here’s my lifelong wish mine grown increase christmas list no for myself yet for a human being in need

No more lives torn apart That battles would never start and also time would certainly heal every hearts and also everyone would have a friend and right would always win and also love would never ever end This is mine grown up christmas list

As youngsters we believed The grandest vision to see was something lovely Wrapped in ~ our tree

but heaven only knows the packages and bows can never heal A hurting person soul

No much more lives torn apart That wars would never ever start and also time would certainly heal every hearts and also everyone would have actually a friend and also right would always win and also love would never ever end This is mine grown up christmas list

What is this illusion dubbed the innocence that youth Maybe only in our blind belief can us ever uncover the truth

No more lives torn apart That wars would never ever start and time would certainly heal all hearts and everyone would have a friend and right would always win and also love would never ever end, oh This is mine grown increase christmas list This is my just life lengthy wish This is mine grown up christmas list

This year, i think our grown increase Christmas List has to be a “No more Guns to tear our households apart”.