The Old Year

The Old Year

“The Old Year”
from Birds of Relocation
by Eric Peters

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There’s so much to be thankful for
And so much to be forgotten
There’s no perfect secret
To the things that bring us joy

Ha ha! to the old year
Goodbye to the cold fear
Gonna cry when I need it, smile when I need it
Goodbye, denial

The mind is a wanderer
It slips off into a false world
Never stopping for a minute
To take a good look around

Ha ha! to the old year
Goodbye to the cold fear
Gonna cry when I need it, smile when I need it

I’m gonna live like a living soul
Gonna write it on my wretched bones
And stop waiting for happily ever after

Ha ha! to the old year
Goodbye to the cold, cold fear
Gonna cry when I need it

Ha ha! to the old year
Wave goodbye to the cold fear
Gonna cry when I need it, smile when I need it, laugh when I need it
Goodbye, denial, goodbye