You're a senior double major
You got such big ideas
We were searching for a savior
To guide us through those restless years

If only I could steal you away
From those paths we were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
If only I could make you see
That all those dreams belonged to me
I'd take back all those things I said
That new year's day

The October autumn twilight
The chilling of our breath
I had dreams of found redemption
And a past full of regret
And the clouds on the horizon
Look like a thousand paper cranes
And I heard your voice
But couldn't scream your name

If only I could steal you away
From those paths were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
If only I could make you see
That all those dreams belonged to me
I'd take back all those things I said
That new year's day

So let's drink to forgiveness
Let's drink for regret
Let's drink to the ones we've loved and lost
Let us never forget
The mannequin shields her glowing eyes
We'll all too human, yeah
We're always searching on
Until that gift of isolation has been won

If only I could steal you away
From those paths were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
If only I could make you see
That all those dreams belonged to me
I'm haunting them the way you know you're haunting me
If only I could steal you away
From those paths were led astray
I would take back all those things I said
That new year's day
That new year's day


Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

New Year's Day song meanings
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    General CommentBrand new song played at an acoustic show, there's a video on youtube. I know some of the lyrics don't sound quite right, so corrections would be welcome.
    eltroyo11on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"You're a senior double mater" should read, "You're a senior, double major"

    And "Look like a thousand paper planes" should be "Look like a thousand paper cranes"

    Apart from that, it seemed spot on. Good song.
    mikeblondinon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed...great song. again, references the divorce.
    ihcorcason December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, in the video it comes from, he says that it's about a relationship after the divorce.
    eltroyo11on December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd it's confirmed for the album!
    eltroyo11on January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsomething awesome to add! until recently (it's gone once i made the association) they'd added Charles Bukowski as a favourite author/influence on their myspace page...

    well, he has a famous quote (google it) which contains: "it could mean mockery, isolation. isolation is the gift."

    so i'm as certain as i can be that's where line.... 36 originates from!!
    upkidgeton October 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a girl kris used to date names emily, she went to stephens college in columbia, mo, and they spent new years together in 04/05 and it was one of the last times they saw eachother
    davedenon May 31, 2008   Link

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