where have i been all your life
sitting on fences
a novocaine for all the senses
another year will pass us by
making sense of nothing
in defense of something
i laughed too late
and dug myself into a grave

this year I'll try not to think too much
this year I'll try to stand up for myself
this year I'll live like I've never lived before
this is my year for sure

another stupid clumsy story
more accidental aspirations
another explosion of silence
i think i'm going deaf
or maybe i'm just hearing less
this year i'll try to only listen to myself

i wonder where
you'll be bringing in the new year
as midnight clocks are singing
good chance I'll be slobbering somewhere
probably pass out wasted
and sleep until the smoke clears
vague memories of midnight
flash in time to morning sunlight
wake up knowing you'll never be there.

i've got 100 resolutions
but i've got no solutions
i've got one song i write 100 times
and only a dozen or so rhymes

this year i'll try not to drink so much.
this year i'll try to stand up straight.
this year let's live like we've never lived before
this is our year for sure

Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

100 Resolutions song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentForget "New Year's Day" by U2. THIS is what I play on New Year's!
    ikickedagirlon December 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbrilliant. not really written as a motivational song, but it sure plays like one. I think the line "wake up knowing you'll never be there," is the most important and powerful in the song. And it's so about me a few years beack, trying to get over losing someone, making a 100 resolutions but never following through with them. "i've got one song i write 100 times and only a dozen or so rhymes" probably refer to him having difficulty in writing new material (obviously this is not true), which is also a by-product of the stagnant, yet slowly declining rut the protagonist's life has become.
    glaupieon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplay this on new years eve...hell yeah...one of chris' best ever.."this is my year for sure"
    minusblindfold02on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe thing about this song that i thought was really fucking awesome was, that in the chorus, chris says 'this is MY year for sure', then by the end of the song, he sings 'this is OUR year for sure'. it's a small detail to the song but i thought it was really fucking cool.
    AllStarMeon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite alltime Lawrence Arms songs, this is my anthem for the new year, it really does motivate me
    MisledPromise4uon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLawrence Arms, though they seeming to be dropping the political/social commentary that resonated from the Broadways, never fail to awe me. "I've got 100 resolutions, but I've got no solutions" is such a great line, as is "Another explosion of silence. I think I'm going deaf. Or maybe I'm just hearing less."

    Great song.
    Zedd138on July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawh, i just saw these guys on the plea for peace tour, and while they were inbetween songs, me and my friend yelled "play detention" and branden looked at us and said "pardon?" so we repeated ourselves and he looks at the band and they all agree, and he says "this is for the ladies right there!" and they played it. so cute. we talked to them after the show and they are extremly nice and funny guys. if you get the chance to see them, it's deff. worth it.
    xpunkieglitteron October 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song....probably one of my favorite TLA songs...and I've got a lot of favorite LA songs....but this one resonates with me espeically, and i don't know why. i think it's just easy for some people to relate to their songs, and i'm one of those people.
    skabossspiffon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. I think songs about change are nice.
    Kalon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great, i did my final english project on how much it rules
    sittingonfenceson January 03, 2005   Link

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