Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Five Best...New Year's Songs

#5. "Grace Cathedral Hill" by the Decemberists

Grace Cathedral Hill
All wrapped in bones of setting sun
All dust and stone and moribund
I paid twenty-five cents to light a little white candle
For a New Year's Day

#4. "Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice)" by the Clash

It's Cuban Day, Oi Vey!
Chinese New Year, let's call it a day

#3. "New Year's Resolution" by Otis Redding

Let's turn over a new leave
And baby let's make promises
That we can keep
And call it a New Year's resolution, hmmm

#2. "New Year's Day" by U2

All is quiet on New Year's Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year's Day
On New Year's Day

#1. "Auld Lang Syne" by Various Artists

For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
For Auld Lang Syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For Auld Lang Syne.