An ABBA New Year 

37 years ago, in 1980, Swedish super band ABBA released the song Happy New Year, which has become an anthem for bringing in the new year for many decades since. In Sweden, the song echos around the roof tops as the new year dawns and the parties continue long into the night. 

The lyrics of the song, and its sentiment, are fairly cheesy but have rarely been as relevant as they are today. Take a moment to reflect over them as I wish you all a peaceful and prosperous new year! I will keep watching the Swedes during 2017. What will you be doing? 

Happy New Year – ABBA

No more champagne, And the fireworks are through. Here we are, me and you, Feeling lost and feeling blue

It’s the end of the party, And the morning seems so grey. So unlike yesterday, Now’s the time for us to say

Happy New Year, Happy New Year, May we all have a vision now and then Of a world where every neighbor is a friend

Happy New Year, Happy New Year, May we all have our hopes, our will to try. If we don’t we might as well lay down and die, You and I

Sometimes I see How the brave new world arrives. And I see how it thrives In the ashes of our lives

Oh yes, man is a fool And he thinks he’ll be okay. Dragging on, feet of clay, Never knowing he’s astray, Keeps on going anyway

Happy New Year, Happy New Year, May we all have a vision now of a world where every neighbor is a friend

Happy New Year, Happy New Year, May we all have our hopes, our will to try. If we don’t we might as well lay down and die

 You and I. 

Seems to me now That the dreams we had before Are all dead, nothing more Than confetti on the floor

It’s the end of a decade. In another ten years time, Who can say what we’ll find, What lies waiting down the line In the end of eighty-nine

Happy New Year, Happy New Year. May we all have a vision now and then Of a world where every neighbor is a friend

Happy New Year, Happy New Year. May we all have our hopes, our will to try. If we don’t we might as well lay down and die. 

You and I. 

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