Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy New Year

Happy New Year


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 neighbour 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 neighbour 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 neighbour 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

What I wanted to do by stealing this song was to invoke the kind of hope I felt at our family New Year parties back in the seventies, I can't find a copy of the tune anywhere - well, probably if I knew where to look, I could, so these stolen lyrics will have to do. The site I stole them from didn't even credit the writers (SCANDALOUS). So I'm linking here instead - which does cite the writers (Benny and Bjorn, of course) and you can even listen to the track if you sign in.

Anyway it's time to put 2005 behind us - every year I hope that the next year will be better. In some ways this year has been great: the Artist has sold 10 paintings in 2005 and is hoping to go back to work sometime in the New Year. Arty, Daughter, Surrealo Son and the Two Year Old Genius (or Harry Potter, the Boy who lived , as he prefers to be known) are all thriving and I planetd a garden and even did some writing (thanks Cheryl, Erin et al for the encouragement).

The poor allotment hasn't been touched since September 6, but I placed a large order with Thompson and Morgan yesterday - mostly for plants so I can't just leave it or they'll all die. Hopefully the dry weather forecast for next week will give me the chance to get down there and clear the plot ready for this coming year.

Happy 2006

5 comments:

Ally said...

I am once again suffering from allotment envy ... and was browsing the Thompson and Morgan catalogue yesterday at my Ma's. I got the allotment application forms to post off this time last year, so perhaps it's time I actually did it.

I hope you had a nice christmas, and wishing you all all the good things you deserve in 2006 xxx.

Cheryl said...

Ditto
With knobs on and a cherry on the top and sugar on the top of that and fairy sparkles and everything.
May 2006 be 'your year'.
xx

Stegbeetle said...

Absolutely! Here's to a bright and successful new year!
x

Rantz said...

Happy New Year!

(You'll need your sound for this).

Rantz

Badaunt said...

Happy New Year!

My Vietnamese student informed me that everybody in Vietnam knows this song, because around New Year the radio plays it constantly. We tried singing it in class, but it was too difficult. (We gave it a good go, though!)

Incidentally, the link doesn't work. Try this (i.e. without the end bit):

http://www.abbasite.com/music/song.php?id=72