The bread was warm
The green beans were lined up straight
The mashed potatoes were far-reaching

His arms outstretched
His glass of wine long-legged
Grandpa faced the corner, he was preaching

Napkins and tablecoths
Folding chairs
Twenty pounds of turkey on a platter

Candy canes and cigarettes
Hot toddies and Shirley Temples
Kids yell in the yard, in the kitchen grown-ups chatter

When winter comes light the candles
When the daylight fades have no fear
The longest meal, at the longest table, on the longest night of the year

Hard candy for the children
Whiskey sour for Uncle Frank
Hand to hand, the dishes wash and clatter

The young ones yawn
The jokes keep getting louder
Aunt Sarah fell asleep, Uncle Frank says he feels fatter

When winter comes light the candles
When the daylight fades have no fear
The longest meal, at the longest table, on the longest night of the year

©2018 Gunnar Madsen/ASCAP
GM: Synths, piano, bass, Voices, percussion programming. Justin Roberts: Lead Vocal