"Not This Year" as written by and T. James Aj Michalka....
This Christmas card is so contrived
A mannequin looks more alive
Haven't meant a word, I've written here
The page is full, not one thing sincere

I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't take it
This is the time to smile, I can't fake it
Please allow me the chance now to break it down

It's not snow, it's rain coming down
And the lights are cool but they burn out
And I can't pull off the cheer
Not this year, not this year, not this year

When I look into the mirror
No happiness is present here
Not supposed to whine, not supposed to cry
Try to hold it in but not at this time

I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't take it
This is the time to smile, I can't fake it
Please allow me the chance now to break it down

It's not snow, it's rain coming down
And the lights are cool but they burn out
And I can't pull off the cheer, not this year
Not this year, not this year

Don't know, don't know if you can hear me
I will, I will speak louder for you
No more whispering, are you listening?
I am pleading, I am pleading

I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't take it
This is the time to smile, I can't fake it
Please allow me the chance now to break it down

It's not snow, it's rain coming down
And the lights are cool but they burn out
And I can't pull off the cheer
Not this year, not this year, I can't, I can't

It's not snow, it's rain coming down
And the lights are cool but they burn out
And I can't pull off the cheer
Not this year, not this year
Not this year, not this year



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"Not This Year" as written by Alyson Michalka Antonina Armato

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company, Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentI feel that this song is about how it's okay to be unhappy during the holidays. Bad things can happen at any time of the year, Christmas being one of them. I know for a fact that a year and a half ago during December I was having a difficult time with certain issues. Whether it be a death of a loved one, a specific (unfortunate) diagnosis, school work, stress, etc...it's okay to be upset and not smile. No matter how you're feeling you shouldn't have to put on a mask and pretend that everything's okay when it's really the exact opposite.
    amazinghannon April 18, 2008   Link

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