New Year's Day

05:40

Lyrics

 

Ruby sunrise
Speckled lights that greet the dawn
A lonesome highway
Where the heart it pushes on

Dancing shadows
Fill the head with a new song
To break the darkness
Let the light keep burning on

I’m holding those ghosts at bay
I’m keeping bad spirits away
On New Year’s Day


Bottled heartache
Is an old and tired game
A different movie
But the plot it stays the same

A rush at endings
A dash at stories hobbled lame
An actor stumbles
Through a cold and meager fame

I’m holding those ghosts at bay
I’m keeping bad spirits away
On New Year’s Day

Prayers of fortune
Linger in the riverstream
Though evening’s monarch
Casts her mark upon the scene

Midnight flowers
Blooming in a garden dream
They burn with color
They speak of wonders yet unseen

I’m holding those ghosts at bay
I’m keeping bad spirits away
On New Year’s Day

 

(From the album "misfit hymns")

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music