"Happy New Year" as written by and Jonathan D. Larson....
No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now's the time for us to say

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he'll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more
Than confetti on the floor
It's the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we'll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Happy New Year" as written by Bjoern K Ulvaeus Benny Andersson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is supposed to be about Agnetha and Bjorn. I guess this must be true as the video suggests it. I think it may be about Agnetha looking to the future and wondering where she will be in ten years time, shes feeling reminiscent on NYE.
    bigdave69on December 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfabulula, they're SWEDISH. they have an accent.

    love this song, btw :D
    AutumnLeaves34on October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I was ecstatic - finally there was a good New Years song (besides the ancient "Auld Lang Syne") out in the world! But when I heard the last verse, it ticked me off so bad - by including the "end of a decade" and the year "eighty-nine" in the lyrics, they *ruined* its staying power, making it useless for every other year afterwards! Did they not realize it was in a position to be *the only pop song about New Years* ever recorded? It could have been a classic, a perennial hit played every single December to this DAY, but they blew it.

    I don't usually get this worked up about a pop song, but a missed opportunity of this magnitude makes me want to tear my hair out. Even now, if I thought they'd listen, I'd beg them to slightly change the lyrics and re-record this - there's still not a good pop New Year's song, so the niche is still wide open. Somebody, please, remake this with a slight rewrite! With (say) "end of an era" instead of "decade," and the final line as "In the endless grand design" or something, this song would be virtually immortal.
    ShinyAeonon January 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just hate the way she pronounces Champagne at the beginning. was there nobody to correct her ?!?!
    Otherwise a classic NYE track.
    fabululaon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfabulula, not only Champagne is funny :) Agny also sings "in the end AV eighty-nine" which is ok by me, "av" being Swedish equivalent of "of"
    Kejton June 15, 2007   Link

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