The New Year Lyrics

Death Cab for Cutie


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Nicholas Harmer, Christopher Walla, Benjamin Gibbard, Jason Mcgerr
album: Track 1 in album Transatlanticism
release date: 2003-9-1
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 4:07
mix: Chris Walla
producer: Chris Walla
recording: Chris Walla

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So this is the new year.
And I don't feel any different.
The clanking of crystal
Explosions off in the distance (in the distance).

So this is the new year
And I have no resolutions
For self assigned penance
For problems with easy solutions

So everybody put your best suit or dress on
Let's make believe that we are wealthy for just this once
Lighting firecrackers off on the front lawn
As thirty dialogues bleed into one

I wish the world was flat like the old days
Then I could travel just by folding a map
No more airplanes, or speed trains, or freeways
There'd be no distance that can hold us back.

There'd be no distance that could hold us back [Repeat: x2]

So this is the new year [Repeat: x4]

Track Listing

  • 1 The New Year
  • 2 Lightness
  • 3 Title and Registration
  • 4 Expo '86
  • 5 The Sound of Settling
  • 6 Tiny Vessels
  • 7 Transatlanticism
  • 8 Passenger Seat
  • 9 Death of an Interior Decorator
  • 10 We Looked Like Giants
  • 11 A Lack of Color