Next Year's Gotta Be Better Than This One

December 31, 2008 5:41 PM

For anybody who figures it can't get any worse. Best played loud while drinking and shouting along.

Note: I actually had a really good year, but the line hit me this afternoon and it was too good not to work with. And god knows I have friends who could use an anthem right now.

I've been recording not enough this year, so consider this a sort of New Year's resolution to get back on the wagon in 2009.

And I've been playing a lot of piano (yay!) but not nearly enough guitar (boo!)—this is the first electric guitar I've recorded since I moved into our house, so I recorded a lot of it. The feedback/solo track was a lot of fun to put together, and compensation to the neighbors down the block for their yippie little dog.

posted by cortex (15 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite


Next year
can't be any worse than this one

[that's what you said last year]

Next year's
gotta be better than this one

At least it's over
Time to ring the new year in
I don't think I can do it sober

Next year
Hurry up and get rid of this one

[we're singin' auld lang syne]

May all acquaintance

posted by cortex at 5:43 PM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]

Our songs should battle: my pessimism against your (almost) optimism!
posted by ford and the prefects at 5:49 PM on December 31, 2008

Haha, alright, totally adding this to the party playlist. First time I've been informed of a MeMu post via Twitter!
posted by ageispolis at 5:52 PM on December 31, 2008

(happy new year)
posted by ageispolis at 5:53 PM on December 31, 2008

ford, I figure it's two sides of the same coin. Downbeat NYE song high five!
posted by cortex at 5:57 PM on December 31, 2008

Agreed, cortex! Here's to being miserable on NYE!
posted by ford and the prefects at 5:58 PM on December 31, 2008

The only thing missing is the fireworks. HNY
posted by waviolet at 7:34 PM on December 31, 2008

This is the total awesome! You should rock out more, cortex.
posted by Kattullus at 10:05 PM on December 31, 2008

I'm too sober for a video, and I had an awesome date tonight, but hooorrah! I will be rocking out.
posted by xorry at 12:24 AM on January 1, 2009

Ok.. that was a really weird comment, like most of mine, but I was reminded of the elections this year and blah blah blah and happy new year everybody.
posted by xorry at 12:32 AM on January 1, 2009

*hugs xorry*
posted by cortex at 7:13 AM on January 1, 2009

Favorited so I can find this if we play a NYE gig sometime; this would be a real crowd pleaser any year. I love that solo, it's perfectly dirty.
posted by InfidelZombie at 10:48 PM on January 4, 2009

posted by AppleSeed at 5:05 AM on January 31, 2009

One hopes.
posted by corb at 8:33 AM on December 27, 2016

Yeah, I just found myself singing this the other day. Might be due for a re-recording now that I really mean it.
posted by cortex at 10:48 AM on December 27, 2016 [2 favorites]

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