"New Year" as written by and Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally....
All I wanted comes in colors
Vanish everyday
I keep these promises, these promises
Stranger things will come before you
Always out of the way
We keep these promises, these promises

Can you call it
See it coming
Just enough to tell a story bout a
Portrait of a
Young girl waiting for a new year

All you ever wanted
Is it getting away?
Visions of a feeling
The footsteps at bay
You were getting stronger
Memories again
Now you're open wider
It's better this way

All I wanted comes in colors
Vanish everyday
I keep these promises, these promises
Stranger things will come before you
Always out of the way
We keep these promises, these promises

Won't you write a letter
On the page
In your own way
Write it in a letter
On the page
It's your own way

You were getting wiser
It's better this way
Faces in the mirror
Memories again
Now look to a feeling
It's lighter than breath
All you ever wanted
Is it getting away?

Can you call it
See it coming
Just enough to tell a story bout a
Portrait of a
Young girl waiting for the ending of an era
Can you call it
See it coming
Just enough to tell a story bout a
Portrait of a
Young girl waiting for the new year


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"New Year" as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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  • +2
    General CommentOne of my favorites off of Bloom. Lyrics seem to be about a young girl coming of age. The opening line suggests the girl was wanting something for her future during her youth, and that something was big, bold, and meant a lot to her. She was dreaming of something that "comes in colors," perhaps freedom, love, travel; we can't really know. These dreams are vanishing everyday, or perhaps her opportunities to achieve them are fading.

    She keeps these promises; perhaps she is promising herself that she will have the life she wants, but something's holding her back; her dreams are fading.

    The chorus, to me, seems to speak to the audience, not the girl. "Can you call it? See it coming? Just enough to tell a story 'bout a portrait of a young girl waiting for a new year?" This isn't atypical; this is a girl who wants out, like many others all around the world, but is being held back.

    I think I've touched on two big points; hopefully this will guide you in your interpretations, whether they align with mine or not.
    thoughts3on September 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis one it's my favourite <3
    AnotherNightmareon May 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMine too! It's been on repeat for days
    Frau10125on July 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningFavorite song on the incredible album "Bloom". Certainly reminds me of the Cocteau Twins with it's harmonious, yet ethereal melody. Amazing sound and lyrics. I think this song is about a woman that grows older and tries to reason with herself why life is slipping away and she hasn't realized her life dreams. Emotions, dreams, hopes have gently faded away and yet she keeps telling herself that she still has time to accomplish some of her dreams. Could be a self realization for Victoria, or I could be completely wrong. Nevertheless, one of the best songs since Norway, and Gila!! Great job by Baltimore native Alex Scally!!
    Brownie6on August 20, 2012   Link

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