"New Year's Song" as written by and Joshua Jon Pyke....
If you’re freezing on your left side
And you’re boiling on your right side
Then I guess you might be warm upon the line
There are many ways one can divide a life
And I’ve got mine

I was flying home and I
Saw the sunset from the sky
I saw the dark come spooning down upon the land
And I thought about the distance we all cover
And it made me sad

And as the old year took a bow
And joined the setting sun
It comes around again
Like a refrain
And we all sing along
And think of things we should’ve done
Till one year when the new year never came

Little comfort, little comfort
I’m afraid you’re not enough
I’ve had some learning both unwelcome and unkind
And it seems there’s but one story told
And then re-worked all throughout time

Are you a good one or a cruel one
It is just the laws that make us bad
What can we do to measure where we stand
Well I judge myself by what I give to someone else
So I’ll know where I am

Don’t let that sense of urgency betray you in the dark
The rustle of a curtain’s not a sign
Don’t frame this picture now
As some kind of closing remark
And most of all stay warm upon the line
Most of all stay warm upon the line
It’s best if you stay warm upon the line

Lyrics submitted by breakthesky

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    General CommentThis song is about how we change how we feel about life and continue to live in regret on things we should or shouldn't have done.

    Flying home and seeing the sun set shows how each day comes and goes and how much we do throughout life, as if taking it for granted. Josh also seems to point out that we are constantly evaluating ourselves, and monitoring what we are doing instead of sitting back and enjoying life, since it is not a permanent thing. Every one of us will have the final year where the new year will not come. The answer may be, as he says, not to measure success through money or status, but to be kind to your fellow man, after all that is all that really matters and it is something our world lacks.
    das_ponyon October 08, 2008   Link

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