The Voices of Bilthoven

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 NEIGHBOUR 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 MS2/S2 : 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 (ALT/MS2/S2: HOOHOO) FEET OF CLAY (ALT/MS2/S2: HOOHOO)
NEVER KNOWING, HE’S ASTRAY (ZINGEN DOOR ALT/MS2/S1/S2)
KEEPS ON GOING ANYWAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY NEW YEAR
MAY WE ALL-HAVE A VISION NOW AND THEN
OF A WORLD WHERE EVERY NEIGHBOUR 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 (ALT/MS2/S2: END OF A DECADE)
IN ANOTHER TEN YEARS TIME
WHO CAN SAY (ALT/MS2/S2: HOOHOO) WHAT WE’LL FIND (ALT/MS2/S2: HOOHOO)
WHAT LIES WAITING DOWN THE LINE (ZINGEN DOOR ALT/MS2/S2)
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 NEIGHBOUR 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