You loved Christmas and I hope you spend it alone
We threw out all your ornaments
And broke the ceramics with a hammer in our basement
Santa and Mrs. Claus are gone

Your grandson has grown so much
He smart, kind, and has his Mother's heart
He barely remembers you
But knows you were fat
And wouldn't let him take his toys home

The only thing I miss is the connection to the past
You're nothing more than a history book
That deserves to stay closed
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It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"