This Night Will Never End

Take a listen to the first song in the “One Long Year” song cycle: MP3. This is setting up the story–as the new year begins, the protagonist is fairly giddy with the positive prospects that a new year with his old love will bring. Little does he know that the upcoming year will see his love and his life unraveling.

If you’re interested in keeping track of where the song cycle is headed, you can visit the new “One Long Year” page. If you want a feel for the February Album Writing Month community, head over to my FAWM page.

Turn up the music and turn down the lights
We’re gonna love like it’s the last night of our lives.
Just you and me—our heads full of wine—
We’re holding on for dear life.

(I hope) This night will never end.

At the stroke of midnight a new year starts
(and I’m) right where I want to be, wherever you are.
If I die before I wake
I want to die in your embrace.

This night will never end.

At 10 pm I said, “how many ways do I love you?” 
I was up to 9 when I lost count. 
We 8 a little dinner by candlelight,
Drank a ’76 cabernet sauvignon.
It must have been 5 times that you asked me
What is that smile 4? And I said,
“3 for each year we’ve been together
and 2 to wish us many more.”
Tell me; tell me, am I the only 1? 

(Who’s thinks) This night will never end.

Turn up the music and turn down the lights
We’re gonna love like it’s the last night of our lives.
Just you and me—our heads full of wine—
We’re holding on for dear life.

This night will never end.

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