it was already new year's eve again
and we were living other people's lives
letting days go by

we were cold and disconnected
we were helplessly watching
everything from the outside
and when we tried to change the channel
but none of the buttons worked
and every passing minute
was another reminder
of just how much we could hurt

freezing on the rooftop of our building
bathed in rich purple after midnight sky
we wasted the first few hours of a brand new year
wishing we could fly

and we tapped, tapped, we tapped on the glass
and we laughed, laughed, we laughed to ourselves
thinking how much have we let just pass us by
and we tapped, tapped, we tapped on the glas
and we laughed, laughed, we laughed to ourselves
i can't believe we've wasted so much time
wishing we could fly

up there on the rooftop was an ocean
waves of baby blue california morning sky
we made our resolutions for a brand new year
no more letting days go by

we could crash land and burst into flames
it's alright, at least we tried


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New Year's Resolution song meanings
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    General Commenti think it's about two people in a relationship, but they can already feel like it's over. but they don't want it to end.
    radfulon October 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI highly doubt this is about a relationship, I could be way wrong. But to me it really sounds like it's talking about a couple (could be friends, could be lovers), are sitting and thinking about how much of their lives they've wasted. And how most of their time is spent dreaming of goals and things to achieve, but that's as far as it gets. They never actually put forth the effort to reach those dreams. That's my 2 cents, let me know what y'all think.
    LesPaulSmith22on January 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentKind of amazed this song only has two (three counting mine) comments so far. I think that they're pretty much just being straight up in this song. No hidden meanings or anything. It's just about a group of people who are just making these realizations about their lives on New Year's Eve. As the start of a new year often does force some realizations.

    "we wasted the first few hours of a brand new year
    wishing we could fly"

    Those lines hit me pretty hard. The whole song does, really, but those lines especially. I spent the first few hours of 2011 drunk on a friend's couch, just watching television and thinking about my life, wishing I could fly, as it were.

    Shnappleyon January 11, 2011   Link

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