I'd been sick for the last three days
Laid out in a deep flu haze
But two bottles of Red Bull and a fistful of Aleve
Pulled me together for New Year's Eve
We were lucky to have a sitter
And, baby, you know I'm not a quitter
Plus we'd promised her twice her pay
And she was going to get it whether we went or we stayed
So in the only suit I own
I watched you pull your dress on
I said, "Eldridge," when the cabbie asked, "Where you heading?"
An intimate dinner party for luminaries
Our table was filled with Tony award winners and the lovers they carried
I shouted to you, "You look incredible, your skin is glowing."
You shouted back, "It's bronzer but thanks for not knowing."
In the unisex bathroom I pulled you close for a kiss
'Cause you're the only thing in this world I can't resist
And when we get old we're going to remember this

When we get old we're going to remember this

As the ball dropped fifty blocks uptown
We were off by forty seconds with our countdown
But everything's relative and our 3, 2, 1 felt real
We can only believe the things we feel
Then it was hugs all around the room
While in other sunlit parts of the world, flowers bloomed
For so many time zones this moment had passed
And now it was here but we weren't the last
Our friends in L.A. were still getting dressed
People in Hawaii were still getting disco rest
Pretending the best but expecting the worst
All my life these celebrations have been so poorly rehearsed
But when I turned and saw you I realized that this would be a first
You give me balance while you make me unsteady
You complicate the world but you make me ready
I pulled you across the table for a kiss, 'cause you're the only thing I can't resist
And when we get old we're going to remember this

[music]

Jump into a cab on Allen Street
Get a glare from the couple we barely beat
Home free twenty blocks away
The Aleve's worn off but I feel okay
Call the sitter on the cell, everything's fine
Our daughter went straight to sleep, sitter had a glass of wine
Tell her we're almost there, she says, "Take your time."
So the taxi keeps driving while I give you a kiss
'Cause you're the only thing in this world I can't resist
And this is one of those moments I'm so glad we didn't miss
When everything we've always wanted is right there in the palm of our fists
And you're my only resolution and I don't need a list
And when we get old we're going to remember this


Lyrics submitted by thejaysch

New Year's Eve song meanings
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