Peace and Love Now Reigns (Christmas is Here)

Last year, 2016 was an ‘annus horribillis’ on the one hand but also a major moment of clarity that I could not have predicted.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer is most common in Black males, then White males and least common in Asian males. These are some basic facts that I have become acutely aware of after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2016.

I went to hospital on my own that day in number full of confidence that I was going to be OK. The news the consultant gave me did not sink in until I was driving home and suddenly in the car my life flashed before me.

December 2017 was just as bad with a diagnosis for a brain AVM and aneurysm on 23rd December 2017. Being home for Xmas back and doing the simple things took on a different meaning and I actually felt at peace. It dawned on me what was really important to me and what I wanted to do with my life. This song captures this feeling.

Huge thanks to Will Gang – Vocals, Slick Sax and SuperioAudio for a fantastic production job.

Lyrics:

Christmas time’s, here again
And the bells are ringing loud
Snowflakes fly, up in the air
It’s such a fairytale
Eternal hope, it dies last
Let’s enjoy these days
And stay strong
It’s Christmas time

Eternal hope, it dies last
Let’s enjoy these days
And stay strong
It’s Christmas time
I drove a long road now
I’m happy to say
I am with you on Christmas day
‘Cause peace and love now reigns

Sitting by the cozy fire
I feel happiness in the air
I do, I do
We’re all having, a wonderful time
Wishing it would never end
Please listen and
Keep love in your heart
Never let it fade
And make a change
For better days
It’s Christmas time

Eternal hope, it dies last
Let’s enjoy these days
And stay strong
It’s Christmas time
I drove a long road now
I’m happy to say
I am with you on Christmas day
‘Cause peace and love now reigns

You just have to stay strong
And have peace in your heart
Because it’s Christmas time
Keep this fire forever alive
And remember
I’ll be by your side
Because it’s Christmas time
Now come with me
To sing and spread love all over the world

Looking back, still amazed
About how the times have changed
But like I said, hope dies last
Stay positive and strong
Let that smile, shine brightly on your face
Never let it fade
Never let it fade
And sing along, it’s Christmas time
It’s Christmas time

I drove a cold road now
I’m happy to say
I am with you on Christmas day
‘Cause peace and love now reigns
‘Cause peace and love now reigns

Peace and love
Peace and love
Peace and love
Peace and love
Peace and love

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