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A lot of things happen in a year: new loves, new friends, the passing on of people you hold dear. People say to keep your head up, to look at the cup half full, and to fill your heart with love even for those who may seem to be strong opponents of yours. We're all in this life together, whether we like it or not, and we need to realize that just because someone thinks differently doesn't mean they aren't still a teacher figure in some form. People are meant to teach us many different things about ourselves, to challenge to us to see from obscure angles, to remember that we aren't the only person here that matters in this life. I lost track of that a while back and I'm finally starting to realize the importance of all the people in my life who have taught me to direct myself, focus, and forgive. "Some day our lives' purpose will become clear...", but for now "it's just Another year."

please learn this tune and record it on YouTube, Facebook, wherever. tag my musician page and we'll share it. the earth needs more troubadours. the world needs more spontaneity.
--xx Penn

lyrics

Capo 4 (chords relative to capo)

Verse: C Add4, C
Chorus: C6, C, G (barre) Am

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Verse: C Add4, C x2
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another year brings another song
I've said hello and said goodbye
to friends and people who passed on
faces I no longer recognize

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Chorus: C6, C, G (barre) Am x4
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they keep sayin that the sun is gonna shine
they keep sayin everything is gonna be alright
they keep sayin that all i need to do is close my eyes and listen
they keep saying fill my heart and it'll fill my cup
they keep sayin lift my head high and never give up
they keep sayin that someday all this chaos will become clear
it's just another year

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Verse: C Add4, C x4
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Another love brings a broken heart
and time is spinning its crooked hands
My spirit's been broken from the start
but now it's time to make amends

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Chorus: C6, C, G (barre) Am x4
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they keep sayin that the sun is gonna shine
they keep sayin everything is gonna be alright
they keep sayin that all i need to do is close my eyes and listen
they keep saying fill my heart and it'll fill my cup
they keep sayin lift my head high and never grow up
they keep sayin that someday all this chaos will become clear
it's just another year

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Bridge: Am, C, G (barre) Am x2
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well if we're all in this together
then why is it a race to the top
what’s so important
what are they hiding up there
if we're all in this together
i say maybe it's time that we stop
lend your voice, lend your body, lend an ear

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Chorus: C6, C, G (barre) Am x2
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Cause I know some day we'll live together in peace
I know some day the violence, bloodshed, and hatred will cease
I know some day we'll open our minds to forgiveness
I know some day the people gon' prevail
We'll tear these boundaries down, we'll empty all of these jails
I know someday our lives' purpose will become clear
it's just another year

solo

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Chorus: C6, C, G (barre) Am x4
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cause I know some day freedom's gonna ring
I know some day we'll do away with our material things
I know some day we'll open our minds to forgiveness
I know some day the people gon' prevail
We'll tear these boundaries down, we'll empty all of these jails
I know someday our lives' purpose will become clear
it's just another year

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Verse: C Add4, C x2
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another year brings another song
I've said hello and said goodbye
to friends and family who passed on
faces i will someday recognize

credits

released August 27, 2016
acoustic guitar, music, & lyrics: Penn Johnson
lead guitars & bass: Chris Faris
cajon: David Carr
recorded/mixed by: Chris Faris @ Kidney Stone Studios
in Woburn, MA
mastered by: Billy Kitchens

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consciousness weaving spiritual folk rock duo telling stories and singing songs. find us around the campfire.

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