New Year's Resolution Lyrics - Donovan

Donovan Open Road cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 5:10
lyricist: Donovan
composer: Donovan
Do what you've never done before
See what you've never seen
Feel what you've never felt before
Go where you've never been

Sing what you've never sung before
Say what you've never said
Bear what you've never borne before
Hear what you've never heard

All is not as it would seem
Nothing ever remains the same
Change is life's characteristic
Bend and flow and play the game
Loose your chain...

And do what you like
Get on your back and do what you like
Get on your back and do what you like
Get on your back and do what you like

So many times
I was the one who stopped myself from doing things
So many times
I was the one who grounded myself and clipped my wings
So I say:

Do what you've never done before
For fear of losing face
You've got nothing to defend now
In your state of grace

All is not as it would seem
Nothing ever remains the same
Change is life's characteristic
Bend and flow and play the game
Loose your chain...

And do what you like
(What you've never done before)
Get on your back and do what you like
(You must see what you have never seen)
Get on your back and do what you like
(Feel what you have never felt before)
Get on your back and do what you like
(You must go where you have never been)

So many times
I was the one who stopped myself from doing things
So many times
I was the one who grounded myself and clipped my wings, clipped my wings,
clipped my wings, clipped my wings

Love is the gift of man which he will not receive
Within is the judge of man yet he cannot perceive
Without is the realm of man he yet cannot perceive
Wealth is the plague of man but he will not believe
There go you go I
There go you go I
There go you go I
There go you go I

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Changes
  • 2 Song for John
  • 3 Curry Land
  • 4 Joe Bean's Theme
  • 5 People Used To
  • 6 Celtic Rock
  • 7 Riki Tivi Tavi
  • 8 Clara Clairvoyant
  • 9 Roots of Oak
  • 10 Season of Farewell
  • 11 Poke at the Pope
  • 12 New Year's Resolution