New years came and went again;
I promised I would change
But I put all my words in a glass
And made them go away
quaratine with live t.v.
watching times square kiss
countdown til ashtrays commdeered
and cold air conferences
I don't need a champagne toast
keep it for someone with a shred of hope that'll hold you
and be there cause you know I won't
someone deserves you and you know I don't;
I'm sorry
I walked up to North Avenue
past St. Peter and Paul
it can seem long when you're alone, but it never seemed so cold
took back all my gifts for this; hallowed be thy name
I can't smoke anywhere anymore, but nothing else has changed
I don't need a champagne toast
keep it for someone with a shred of hope that'll hold you
and be there cause you know I won't
someone deserves you and you know I don't;
I'm sorry
I don't need a champagne toast
keep it for someone with a shred of hope that'll hold you
and be there cause you know I won't
someone deserves you and you know I don't;
I'm sorry
BNSF railway can never take me far enough away
not tonight, tonight
I don't need a champagne toast (3x)
keep it for someone with a shred of hope that'll hold you
and be there cause you know I won't
He deserves you and you know I don't;
I'm sorry
New years came and went again
promised I would change


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    General CommentGreat! This song is about leaving downtown Naperville on New Year's Eve. He's walking down North Ave. past St. Peter and Paul. He menitions BNSF. Burlington Northern Santa Fe is the train that takes you out of Naperville. This song is brilliant. Anyone who's lived in this town sheds tears when they hear this.

    He's leaving because he feels he doesn't belong at some Downtown Naperville bar on New Year's Eve. He left his date and got on the train, and then wrote her a song. I have no idea if this happened, or if it's a lyrical dramitization, but either way, great song.
    Dancon7on October 17, 2010   Link

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