The Ghost of New Year's Past

by Book on Tape Worm

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We wrote and recorded this song for the Metcom Studios' 2013 Christmas album "Egg Nog" and for anyone who had a tough year. May the next one be better. Luh.

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It's been a long year. Tonight we're letting it go.
May this eve bring relief and bleach the streets with snow.

Too many tomorrows turned into todays
with nothing to show but an X in the space
where the calendar collapsed on the very last page;
a whole year has passed, how little has changed.

Close your eyes and count from 10.
The world will be much lighter when
the ghosts of this year's past won't follow you; they can't.
The world is new.

Perhaps our problems will stop when the hands of the clock
meet at midnight, alas the past has shown us probably not.

Still may midnight free us from all our regrets
and the fear of what's happened and not happened yet.
They countdown in the background.
Last year takes its last breath.
A new year is born, watch it take its first steps.

Close your eyes and count from 10.
The world will seem much lighter then.
The ghosts of this year's past won't follow you; they can't.
The world is new. This year is new.

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Most our mistakes are an arms length away from a clean slate.
Let's pretend that the worst is reversed for both our sakes.

Let's pretend that the worst is reversed so the good can begin again.
(This year is new)
The ghosts of New Year's past won't follow you.

And we can be new.
We can be new.

credits

released December 22, 2013
Guitar & Vocals - Scott Shepard
Piano & Vocals - Catherine Papworth
Cello - Ciera Black Walker
Percussion - Gavin Ryan

Recorded at Metcom studios by Clarke Jackman
Mixed and Mastered by Michael Greene

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