A New Year Song by Jon Foreman

I had heard and known this song some years ago.  It’s a good one start off the new year.  Enjoying figuring the chords on piano.
The Blues

Is this the new year or just another night?

Is this the new fear or just another fright?

Is this a new tear or just another desperation?

                                                                                                                                                                               Is this the finger or just another fist?

Is this the kingdom or just a hit and miss?

A misdirection, most of all this desperation?

                                                                                                                                                                                Is this what they call freedom, is this what you call pain,

Is this what they call disconnected fame?

It’ll be a day like this one when the world caves in,

when the world caves in,

when the world caves in.

                                                                                                                                                                             I’m singing this one like a broken piece of glass

For broken hearts and broken noses in the back

Is this the new year or just another desperation?

                                                                                                                                                                           You push until you’re shoving

You bend until you break

Til you stand on the broken fields where your fathers lay

It’ll be a day like this one when the world caves in,

when the world caves in, when the world caves in.

                                                                                                                                                                               Is there nothing here worth saving, is no one here at all?

Is there any net left that could break our fall?

It’ll be a day like this one when the sky falls down

and the hungry and poor and deserted are found.

Are you discontented, have you been pushing hard

have you been throwing down this broken house of cards?

It’ll be a day like this one when the world caves in,

when the world caves in, when the world caves in.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Is there nothing left now, nothing left to sing

are there any left who haven’t kissed the Enemy?

Is this the new year or just another desperation?

Does justice ever find you?

Do the wicked never lose?

Is there any honest song to sing besides these blues?

And nothing is okay until the world caves in, until the world caves in, 

until the world caves in.

                                 From the album, “Nothing is Sound,” by Switchfoot

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