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Happy New Year from the Rabbit Room

What better song could usher us into the new year than Ben Shive’s “New Year”, from The Ill-Tempered Klavier?


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New Year

This year I’m gonna love you better than last year I’m through repeating the past crimes Learned my lesson the last time

And you say You need more than a new day I know I never had a true heart But love is gonna give us a new start

It’s a new year, a new day It’s a new scene in an old play And I finally decided Love is alive in the choice you make To give it away In a new year, a new dawn It’s a new line in an old song And I finally believe it Love is the reason the past is gone And the world turns on

Sometime You gotta make up your mind If all you really want is more love You gotta give her your love

So you say a prayer and catch your breath (Dear God, won’t you help her to see) And you’re so alive and so scared to death (That I’m not the man I used to be) And you say what you mean, not what you meant to (Believe me, baby, please) She just smiles like, “what has got into you?”

It’s a new year, a new day It’s a new scene in an old play And I finally decided Love is alive in the choice you make To give it away In a new year, a new dawn It’s a new line in an old song And I finally believe it Love is the reason the past is gone And the world turns on

It’s gonna happen sometime You’re gonna make up your mind If all you want is more love You gotta give her your love

So you’re saying your prayers And you’re so scared But I believe that the past is gone And that’s the reason the world turns on

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