Another Year And Most Of Us Have Made It

December 31, 2018 12:24 PM

A song for the new year, about making it through another year, and doing it together, and finding the ways to do it without the folks who didn't.

Lyrics

The year is gone, and most of us are here still;
Some have left, others have been taken.
But shaken though it leaves us, we remain;
Another year and most of us have made it.

Another year of running through the gauntlet,
Another year of beating back the waves,
Another year of scrambling up to dry ground:
Another year, and most of us have made it.

The year is gone, with all its good and badness,
But goodness tends to take care of itself;
It's the hell, the loss, that's where we need each other.
Another year, and most of us have made it.

Another year of throwing out the life lines,
Another year of reaching for a hand,
Another year of holding tight together:
Another year, and most of us have made it.

Another year, and most of us have made it.

Another year, and most of us are here.

posted by cortex (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by cgc373 at 12:39 PM on December 31, 2018 [1 favorite]


Same.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:01 PM on December 31, 2018


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posted by mrzarquon at 5:14 PM on December 31, 2018


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posted by dw at 5:56 PM on December 31, 2018


I mean, geez, cortex. I don't know where to start. What wonderful songwriting and recording. The melody, the weight of the piano and bass. Harmonies. The sincerity of the lyrics and of your performances. Thank you for sharing this. It feels timeless.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 3:52 AM on January 1


Oh my god, this is beautiful!

Especially love this line, ‘But shaken though it leaves us, we remain‘.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:23 PM on January 1


One of your best, if not your absolute best. Truly moving.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 4:44 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


So beautiful! Thank you!
posted by blueheels at 12:37 PM on February 11


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