11. Happy New Year

Written by: (B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus)

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

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