Happy New Year
Tribeca Lyrics


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She came in she came on when I was alone like a summer breeze, like a season's seed
She said, "Boy hang on to the better me, it's pretty good"
And side by side and heart by heart three years went but yesterday, on new year's eve, she said, "I think we're done here, I leave"
Well, happy New Year, happy New Year to you, happy New Year
Let's make that a good year, all on your own
She said, "Make-believe, is not so hard, in time you will forget about me. And if there's any comfort, you will always be my big love"
Well, happy New Year, happy New Year to you, happy New Year
Let's make that a good year, all on your own




Overall Meaning

The song "Happy New Year" by Tribeca is a poignant reflection on the end of a relationship that was once filled with hope and love. The opening verse describes the arrival of a woman who brightened the singer's lonely days like a summer breeze. She encouraged him to hold on to the better version of himself and they spent three years together. However, on New Year's Eve, she told him that it was over, leaving the singer with the feeling of heartache and uncertainty.


The chorus of the song says "Happy New Year" repeatedly, but it is delivered with a bittersweet tone that suggests that things are not actually all that happy. The singer wishes the woman (presumably his ex-girlfriend) a happy New Year, but he also encourages her to make it a good year on her own. He acknowledges that moving on isn't easy, but he tells her that she will forget about him in time. He also provides some comfort by saying that she will always be his big love.


Overall, "Happy New Year" is a catchy and emotional song that explores the complexities of ending a relationship. It speaks to the feelings of sadness, loss, and hope that many people experience when saying goodbye to someone they once loved.


Line by Line Meaning

She came in she came on when I was alone like a summer breeze, like a season's seed
She entered my life when I was feeling lonely and her arrival was as refreshing as a summer breeze or a new season's seed.


She said, 'Boy hang on to the better me, it's pretty good'
She encouraged me to hold onto the better version of herself because it was worth keeping.


And side by side and heart by heart three years went but yesterday, on new year's eve, she said, 'I think we're done here, I leave'
We spent three years together, fully committed to each other, but on New Year's Eve, she announced that she wanted to end things and leave.


Well, happy New Year, happy New Year to you, happy New Year
Wishing you a joyful new year.


Let's make that a good year, all on your own
Let's strive to make this year a positive one, even if we have to do it by ourselves.


She said, 'Make-believe, is not so hard, in time you will forget about me. And if there's any comfort, you will always be my big love'
She suggested that pretending to move on wasn't a difficult thing to do and that eventually, I would forget about her. However, she assured me that I would always be her greatest love.


Well, happy New Year, happy New Year to you, happy New Year
Once again, wishing you a joyous new year!


Let's make that a good year, all on your own
Let's try to make the new year a positive one, even if that means doing it alone.




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