The First Day

Posted on January 1, 2015

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sad child

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Chorus
So it’s here, has finally come
Midnight the bells rang out before the sun
To herald a new day for a new year
The first day of January with alcohol, fireworks and cheer

For some it was just another day
The clock stuck twelve, for them no play
For others war still goes on and on
Others lived in filth, not noticing another year gone

Chorus
So it’s here, has finally come
Midnight the bells rang out before the sun
To herald a new day for a new year
The first day of January with alcohol, fireworks and cheer

Murders, rapes, burglaries and more
Continue whilst we celebrate just outside our doors
Another plane crash in the far east
Will we ever learn to over come our beast?

Chorus
So it’s here, has finally come
Midnight the bells rang out before the sun
To herald a new day for a new year
The first day of January with alcohol, fireworks and cheer

Tears flow from a child of five
Beaten by his mother, he continually cries
Not understanding what he’s done wrong
His mother hit the bottle, this endless sad song

Chorus
So it’s here, has finally come
Midnight the bells rang out before the sun
To herald a new day for a new year
The first day of January with alcohol, fireworks and cheer

A man of eighty-five alone in his flat
His family doesn’t visit or call, no-one to chat
The tears of an angel falls from above
As the rain falls lightly on the earth like blood

Chorus
So it’s here, has finally come
Midnight the bells rang out before the sun
To herald a new day for a new year
The first day of January with alcohol, fireworks and cheer

As the bells rang out and the fireworks went bang
Lonely eyes looked on a beautiful girl as the crowd sang
As Auld Lang Syne rose to the skies
He looked at her, fear of rejection, inside he cried

Chorus
So it’s here, has finally come
Midnight the bells rang out before the sun
To herald a new day for a new year
The first day of January with alcohol, fireworks and cheer

*First published on January 1st 2012 at 11:15 and re-edited on 1st January 2015 at 1750

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