"NEW YEAR'S EVE"
© Bill Burnett and Peggy Sarlin
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New Year's Eve has got to be the weirdest of holidays. Unlike most others, which commemorate someone's birth, or celebrate of the end of a war, or the beginning of a season, or some kind of big religious or philosophical event or concept, New Year's Eve is all about the passage of time. Which is a pretty dreary subject, when you get right down to it. That's why I think there are no real New Year's songs. "What Are You Doing New Year's" and "Auld Lang Syne" are about it, right? So Peggy Sarlin and I took a stab at capturing the ambiguous nature of the holiday in this song and I thought it was appropriate to trot it out for this combination new year and new decade. Please, let me know what you think of it...