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Uploaded on Jan 9, 2011

What an honour it is to have this place to create my interpretation of Leon's great classic..Thank you, YouTube, Leon Russell and The Shelter People.

I had planned to do this video during Christmas and before Epiphany. Because of some pc issues, I was unable to do so. I have wanted to do this particular song for a long time, as this Leon Russell classic remains close to my heart..I can still sing a long word for word. My friend, Vickie Burns ~FavoriteTunes2009~ had posted this song a few years ago when her husband, Michael created a similar interpretation...somehow that video has been lost...so, with their permission, I decided to bring it back...thank you for the inspiration, for I too, always thought of Jesus and our daily walk to fulfill our purpose somehow, and what is really going when I heard this song.

I get some negative feedback when I include images of Jesus in so called secular music..I am not looking for controversy or seeking opinions about whether I should do this or not...This is a place to produce my own interpretation...some will agree, others will not..Life is a personal journey..I just choose to share what God has shown me. If you do not like this or get it..please move on.

I know that none of us know exactly what Jesus looked like..These are just the images that help us share the story of Jesus as written in HIS WORD...I do not claim to know it all...but, I believe, and I am still learning..It is just my hearts' desire to share with those who have ears to hear...

Remember this ole 70's poster ;-)

For some insight to Leon Russell and The Shelter People check out this url:


The Twelve Days of Christmas and what the gifts represented:

* 1 Partridge in a pear tree = The One true God revealed in the person of Jesus Christ
* 2 Turtle Doves = The Old and... New Testaments
* 3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity
* 4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
* 5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the Pentateuch which contain the law condemning us of our sins.
* 6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation
* 7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments of the Catholic faith
* 8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes
* 9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Spirit
* 10 Lords A-leaping = the ten commandments
* 11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles
* 12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed


How many days has it been
Since I was born
How many days until I die
Do I know any ways
That I can make you laugh
Or do I only know how to make you cry

When the baby looks around him
It's such a sight to see
He shares a simple secret
With the wise man

He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

How many miles will it take
To see the sun
And how many years until it's done
Kiss my confusion away in the night
Lay by side when the morning comes

And the baby looks around him
And shares his bed of hay
With the burrow in the palace of the king

He's a stranger in a strange land
Tell me why
He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land

Well, I don't exactly know
What's going on in the world today
Don't know what there is to say
About the way the people are treating
Each other, not like brothers

Leaders take us far away from ecology
With mythology and astrology
Has got some words to say
About the way we live today
Why can't we learn to love each other
It's time to turn a new face
To the whole world wide human race

Stop the money chase
Lay back, relax
Get back on the human track
Stop racing toward oblivion
Oh, such a sad, sad state we're in
And that's a thing

Do you recognize the bells of truth
When you hear them ring
Won't you stop and listen
To the children sing
Won't you come on and sing it children

He's a stranger in a strange land
Just a stranger in a strange land


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