new year's eve
fine dark suits
paper hats
les grands salutes

your tear stained speech
and your wounded eyes
your frail attempts
to be remembered -

takes me down
dries me out
it shoves me around
blows my flame out

the moon is on
and the morning lurks
but the mood is gone
with the fireworks
I lost my faith
in new year's eve

serpentines
cheap cigars
sparkling wine
fallen stars

takes me down...

it's time to quit
and start again
only god knows
what we're celebrating


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New Year's Eve song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is amazing....
    seahorseon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWe'd like to think this marks the beginning of something new, celebrate the new year like it's something significant, but it's all just pageantry, and it's wearying to watch.

    For all the bad habits we promise to kick, we should know better.

    I like the pause between "It's time to quit" and "And start again." It indicates that any commitment to our resolutions early in the year is temporary.

    A very cynical song.
    HungLikeAJuryon December 31, 2008   Link

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