## Monday, December 31, 2007

### Happy New Year 2008

ABBA LYRICS

"Happy New Year"

No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now's the time for us to say...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he'll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Than confetti on the floor
It's the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we'll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I
In this 1980 video, Agnetha (blonde) and Björn (standing) have been divorced for one year while Anni-Frid (brunette) and Benny (piano) would divorce in the following year.

The leap (and olympic, in Beijing) year 2008 will be the international year of three well-known things:
planet Earth, potato, and sanitation.
It will also be the
Australian Year of the Scout
and the
European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
More importantly, 2008 will be the international year when the LHC gets activated (in May) and the successor of George W. Bush will be chosen (in November): some people can't wait till 2008.

Happy New Year!