November 28th, 2001

cape & merc.

do I think about children's songs too much?

Frosty the Snowman [Jesus]
Was a jolly happy soul [was divine]
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal [and yet human]

Frosty the Snowman [Jesus]
Is a fairytale they say [is often dismissed as myth]
He was made of snow [due to his brief corporeal existence]
But the children know [but the faithful know]
How he came to life one day [about the resurrection]

There must have been some magic [his divinity was shown]
In that old silk hat they found [in the crown of thorns]
For when they placed it on his head [symbolizing his status as a sacrificial pagan king]
He began to dance around [as he accepted his role]

Frosty the Snowman [Jesus]
Was alive as he could be [lived on earth despite his divinity]
And the children say
He could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me [as one of us]

Frosty the Snowman [Jesus]
Knew the sun was hot that day [knew the Romans would give him an unfair trial]
So he said let's run [so he and his disciples hid]
And we'll have some fun [and held a last supper]
Now before I melt away [before his imminent death]

Down to the village [he rode into town]
With a broomstick in his hand [and the Romans shoved reeds into his hands]
Running here and there all around the square [but he ignored their mockery]
Saying catch me if you can [proclaiming that even sinners can follow him to salvation]

He led them down the streets of town [he walked through streets strewn with palms]
Right to the traffic cop [to Pontius Pilate’s punishment]
And he only paused a moment when [showing only one moment of doubt]
He heard him holler stop [as it was carried out]

Frosty the Snowman [Jesus]
Had to hurry on his way [was only in his mortal body briefly]
But he waved goodbye [but in his final moments]
Saying don't you cry [he reassured the faithful]
I'll be back again some day [of a second coming]
  • Current Music
    james white – "christmas with the devil"