Selasa, 09 Desember 2008

The Christmas Shoes

Saat mencari lagu-lagu Natal terbaru di Natal 2008 ini, ada satu judul lagu yang seingat Saya belum pernah Saya dengar. Lagu itu adalah The Christmas Shoes. Saya kemudian masuk ke Youtube dan mencari dengan kata kunci "Christmas Shoes". Wah, ternyata saya sangat ketinggalan karena lagu itu sudah dibuat sejak tahun-tahun lalu dan bukan lagu baru. Eh, sabar dulu, isinya ternyata selalu bermakna baru tiap saat. Lagu itu kemudian menginspirasi seorang penulis novel kenamaan, Donna vanLiere, untuk menulis novel tentang Natal dengan judul yang sama, yaitu "The Christmas Shoes". Yang lebih membuat Saya tidak habis pikir lagi, ternyata novel itu telah diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Indonesia dengan judul yang sama "The Christmas Shoes" oleh Joas Adiprasetya dan telah diterbitkan tahun 2007 (herannya, koq Saya tidak tahu ya.... - payah nieee...). Joas Adiprasetya telah membuat resensinya dan dapat dilihat di sini
Sebuah film juga telah dibuat dari Novel itu dengan judul "The Christmas Shoes"... Ceritanya gile abisss...

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It was almost Christmas time,
There I stood in another line
Trying to buy that last gift or two,
Not really in the Christmas mood.
Standing right in front of me
Was a little boy waiting anxiously,
Pacing round like little boys do,
And in his hands, he held a pair of shoes.
And his clothes were worn and old.
He was dirty from head to toe,
And when it came his time to pay,
I couldnt believe what I heard him say.Chorus:
Sir, I wanna buy these shoes for my momma please.
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size.
Could you hurry, Sir?
Daddy says there's not much time.
You see, she's been sick for quite a while;
Know these shoes will make her smile.
Want her to look beautiful if Momma meets Jesus tonight.He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said Theres not enough here.
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me.
He said Momma made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without.
Tell me, Sir, what am I gonna do?
Somehow Ive got to buy these Christmas shoes!
So I laid the money down;
I just had to help him out.
And Ill never forget the look on his face
When he said Mommas gonna look so great!Chorus

I knew that I got a glimpse of heavens love
As he thanked me and ran out.
I knew that God had sent that little boy to remind me
What Christmas is all about.Chorus in childrens voices
Young boy:
I want her to look beautiful
If Momma meets Jesus tonight.







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