New videosong for Advent season –


copyright 2010 Julia Bloom

Her angel was a plastic strip with two lines colored pink
No spirit overshadowed her except a couple drinks
No holy child was prophesied, no savior for the world
No mystical experience, just cliche boy and girl
But this baby is a miracle
This baby is a mystery
This baby shakes the universe
This baby rattles history.

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow, the larks fly overhead
At Buchenwald they laid them out, the dead upon the dead
In my house at my kitchen sink, I wash everything clean
Tomorrow I’ll be here again, doing the same thing
We point and stare at miracles
We smile and nod at mysteries
We stagger through the universe
Regurgitating history.

Arise and shine, your light has come, this glory rises over you
Though darkness covers everything, this glory rises over you
The people walking in the dark have seen a great light
And in the land of death’s shadow, there has dawned a light
An inconvenient miracle
Swaddled round with mystery
Growing from the universe
Kept alive through history.


  1. Thank you for posting the lyrics! My favorite kind of song is one that requires a little work in order to pull out meaning but isn’t so shrouded in poetic language that I say “forget about it” and give up trying to understand. And I like a song that after several listens I still have the feeling that a few more petals will unfold if keep spending time with it. This is one of those songs.

  2. Thanks Jodi! With so much being said and sung and filmed and written, danced and sculpted, etc., etc. – I’m honored that you would want to take some time with this song.

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