New Year's Day
by U2

Album: War (1983)
Charted: 10 53
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  • Yeah!

    All is quiet on New Year's Day
    A world in white gets underway
    Oh, 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, black and white
    Arms entwined, the chosen few
    The newspapers says, says

    Say it's true, it's true
    We can break through
    Though torn in two, we can be one

    I, I will begin again
    I, I will begin again

    Yeah-oh-oh

    Oh, ah-ah, oh, ah-ah
    Oh, dah-dah-dah-dah

    I will be with you again
    I will be with you again
    I will be with you again
    I will be with you again Writer/s: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul Hewson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 21

  • Katia from DallasRegardless of the political meaning, this has always felt like a love song. The haunting melodies, the promise of a return...so poignantly bittersweet. I imagine a lover and beloved who share an enduring bond, one that cannot be broken by time, distance, or even death. "I will be here again." So beautiful, one of my favorite songs of all time.
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxPowerful song, dedicated to some very brave and long-suffering people.
  • Paulina from Bydgoszc, PolandThe martial law was announced in Poland on december 13th 1981 and abolished on july 22nd 1983...just saying. Great song, in Poland we believe it was for us, we so needed those words of hope and faith. Feel free to think it was different, if only it helps you or other people in need.
  • Steve from Trabuco Canyon, CaTake a careful listen to the Edge's guitar and effects in this song, it is very diverse. The Edge is constantly changing his sound dramatically throughout the different parts of this song. He starts with heavily distorted guitar in the background behind the piano, then a chopping rhythm, and then he is explosive when he introduces the signature riff of the song. I discoved this when thinking through which U2 to play that would best feature the energy and the edge (E+E) of the Edge's guitar playing and I think it is New Year's Day.
  • Scott from Baton Rouge, LaThis is my favorite U2 song,absolutely love it!
  • Matt from Harlan, KyThe horsemen in the video were actually swedish girls and were told to keep their faces hidden.
  • Johnny from Ft Worth, TxThis sing introduced me to U2 and has been my all time favorite song ever since. Got me through a lot of stupid stuff when I was younger.
  • Baz from Johnson, VtU2 at their best, a great tune well produced. The Edge and Bono at their zenith...others will disagree I'm sure. One of my favorite tunes from the 80s
  • Debra from Humboldt, CaThis is their best song! I love the driving beat, and the lyrics never fail to move me.
    Debra, Humboldt Co. CA.
  • Alina from Karlstad, Swedeni love U2. this is one of my favourites, definitely. the lyrics are beautiful and the music very captivating!
  • Musicmama from New York, NyI don't care much for U2, but I think this is a great song. In fact, the only songs about war or peace that I like better are John Lennon's "Imagine," Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A." and Jimi Hendrix's "Machine Gun." It always seems to me that U2 are wailing, no matter what they sing, which is one reason I don't care much for them. But it works beautifully on this song.
  • Rusty from Raleigh, NcI saw the music video. It was at the woods and there was knights on horses.
  • T. Michels from Venlo, NetherlandsGreat song, with lovely piano break.
    Ferry Corsten remixed it for the millenium in 1999, but it didn't make it to the shops. At least, not in big numbers. This remix has (if full-lenght) a length of 8.55. Anyway, great remix.
    I've always believed that the lyric 'I, I will be with you again' is about Ireland, where U2 is very very very familiar with :p. The 'You' is Ireland then, but I'm not totally sure if it's thats true.
  • Max from Sydney, Australiamy favourite song
  • Angela from Hagerstown, MdIn the video, when they are playing "under a blood red sky" the sky wasn't actually red - that was edited in later.
  • Rick from Humboldt, Iathe edge's backing vocals are AWESOME
  • Anthony from Dalles, Txi heard that this song isnt about poland because it was written weeks before. just a rumor if anyone can look into it.
  • Richard from Newport, Isle Of Wight, EnglandThese days, Edge STANDS at the electric piano on stage, with his guitar hanging on his shoulder ready to break into the solo when his piano part's finished. He does not sit down, which would look a bit naff.
  • Pete from Nowra, AustraliaGloria wasn't on their greatest hits ...wonder why
  • Brendon from Paxton, IlExtremely underrated song. Excellent piano, The Edge!
  • Hugh from Kansas City, MoI think 'Gloria' should be considered U2's first hit. It received heavy rotation in the early days of MTV, and helped pave the way for the success of this song and the WAR album.
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