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New Year's Day - Live From Sydney 1993 Lyrics

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"When I hear 'New Year's Day' on the radio, I can't help thinking, 'What a great song. What happened to the drum part?' It's so uneventful and straight. With a little more time spent on that song, I might have been able to come up with something more inventive. I remember once sitting somewhere and the song came on and I overheard two guys talking (obviously drummers), saying, 'Those drums are so boring, duh-duh-duh-duh." - Larry, U2 By U2 2006

All is quiet on New Year's day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you, be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year's day
On New Year's day

I will be with you again
I will be with you again

Under a blood-red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined like a chosen few
The newspaper says it's true
Say it's true, it's true
And we can break through
Though torn in two we can be one

I will begin again
I will begin again

I will be with you again
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
I will be with you again