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The Night Of The Dreidel

Far back as I recall this time of year filled me with dread
Home always represented breaking hearts and bumping heads
But then one night something happened that was straight out of a fable
And that became what we still call "The Night Of The Dreidel"

No one was crying, no one went away mad
Nobody burned the dinner, or made my mother sad
No one had a shouting match and called each other names
Or got into a fist fight brought on by the football game

Nobody got embarrassed, no one was over served
No secret agendas, no discouraging words
There was no retaliation, no one mounting their attack
And for a change nobody said what they could not take back

To this day I can't explain it, all our new found cheer
As if all our crazy history just disappeared
Seems like a miracle happened here

Everyone was smiling, not angry anymore
Quite a different spin on how it's ever been before
Like some kind of happy family where push never comes to shove
And as we sat there all together I swear you could feel the love

We laughed and sang a song with all the candles burning bright
Finally for us it was a festival of light
Now there's holy in our holiday and all the rifts are gone
Our own small revolution, just like the sevivon

To this day I can't explain it, how it all turned around that year
As if all our crazy history just disappeared
Seems like a miracle happened here
Seems like a miracle happened here
 
That night I dreamed that all the world was welcome at the table
And every nation did away with prejudice and labels
As if there'd never even been a tower of Babel
Yeah, miracles can happen in one night

There's no way I can't explain it, we're on a new frontier
All our crazy history has disappeared

Seems like a miracle happened here
Seems like a miracle happened here
Seems like a miracle happened here 
Seems like a miracle
Seems like a miracle happened here

And that magic night became what we still call "The Night Of The Dreidel"



© 2013 C. Carothers