Oh, I’m still living
At the old address
And I’m waiting on the weather
That I know will pass

I know that it’s true
It’s gonna be a good year
Out of the darkness
And into the fire
I tell you I love you
And my heart’s in the strangest place
That’s how it started
And that’s how it ends

Well I know you’re with me
It’s a point of pride
And it’s louder than lightning
In this room of mine

Oh, I’m just like you
I never hear the bad news
And I never will
We won by a landslide
Our troubles are over
My sisters are married to all of my friends
Yeah, that’s how it started

You took your sweet time
And I waited by without complaint
Til all the pipe dreams made me insane

So it’s all over
It’s all over anyhow
You took your sweet time
Finally, I opened my eyes

My friends and my family
They are asking of me
How long will you ramble
How long will you stay with me
The snow is still falling
I’m almost home
I’ll see you in the new year


Lyrics submitted by life_aint_chess, edited by marianareyesx

In The New Year song meanings
Add your thoughts

10 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentsounds like an on & off couple that can't ever get enough of each other. they might not be married, but they will be together forever.


    epic song.
    maureenomalley23on December 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally think it's about a man who's in a love with a woman who's a gypsy/vagabond.
    He waits by because he loves her and he knows she loves him too but she's the type of person who doesn't stay in one place.
    Home is only truly home when she's there.
    dm.tymon January 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsecond chorus "I never hear the bad news"

    second to last line "and my arm's cold" (?)
    ripelivejamon July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the second to last line might actually be "i'm almost home"?
    plasticflowerson July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclearly one of the best songs of the year
    love it, their best, next to the Rat
    colintroyon August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir best song since bows+arrows album
    hamfohon September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds pretty epic...

    [...a classic is afoot!]
    el_chisoon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an amazing song, can't stop listening to it
    the8eson October 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been listening to this song for a while and I suddenly got the interpretation that this song is about a couple that is going to be married but there's so much that has to happen first like telling his family. But he can't wait till they're finally wed. and of course it's gonna be a good year =]
    lastazaleaon December 26, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThe bridge, "You took your sweet time, and I waited by, I complained 'till all the pipe dreams made me obscene"
    fgevilmonkeyon July 11, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain