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New Year (Let's Do This​​!​​) (pre​​-​​release unofficial version)

by Vanessa Peters

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From my upcoming album "All of These Years"

This track was instrumental to the creation of this batch of songs. I wrote it back in January 2014 as an anthem, a rallying cry to myself.

That was a long, cold winter, and some days it was all I could do to convince myself to get out of bed. This whole song exploded onto the page while I was working on my 750 Words, a site I signed up for at the beginning of that year to try to get my creativity flowing and get the pen moving across the paper, or the fingers flying across the keyboard. I think the original song was most of that entry and this is what it got whittled down to.

I don't think of myself as someone who writes a lot of energetic pop songs but Rip tells me I'm wrong. :)

lyrics

Pull off the screwed on top
and watch the bubbles burst
watch the liquid fizz and feel your heart
immersed in all the crazy hiss
of a thousand tiny words
whispered in your ear
by a thousand tiny birds
who were flying oh so near but

they came a little closer they lift up their tiny wings
their humming hearts were whirring, you couldn't hear a thing

let's do this! we can fix it, we’ve only got to twist it
bend it, make it fit into the box we've made for it
we've got this and we gotta try
there's nothing left but do or die
we've got to pull this off!
we’ve got to pull this off!

and don't even try to stop me
cause I won't stand for it and I won't be slain,
I am not a heart to be won,
I'm not the sleeve you’re gonna wear it on
I’m not hiding out in dark caves
on the outskirts of the city while it burns
I am not a script you're gonna study
I'm not a lesson to be learned.

but they came a little closer, they were flying oh so near
and you could hear a pin drop, and everything was clear

let's do this! we can fix it, we’ve only got to twist it
bend it, make it fit into the box we've made for it
we've got this and we've gotta try
there's nothing left but do or die
we've got to pull this off!
we’ve got to pull this off!

but oh what fun it was
when days were long and full of sun
when knees were scraped
and friends were made
and then friendships came undone

let's do this! we can fix it, we’ve only got to twist it
bend it, make it fit into the box we've made for it
we've got this and we've gotta try
there's nothing left but do or die
we've got to pull this off!
we’ve got to pull this off!

credits

released October 12, 2015
Vanessa Peters: Vocals
Daniele Fiaschi: electric and acoustic guitar
Joe Reyes: electric guitar
Rip Rowan: drums, bass

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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