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Good Tidings and Riddance, Twenty Seventeen

This song was created for Game of Bands round 134 : "2017 In Retrospect"

Lyrics:

Good Tidings and Riddance, Twenty Seventeen
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VERSE 1
Net Neutrality was taken away
your site you will soon have to pay
Kathy Griffin wished Donald Trump dead
Gave up her job, held a bloody head
Harvey Weinstein and sex assault
Men of power fell; but it was all their fault.
A lousy time the past year has been
Good tidings and riddance, Twenty Seventeen
Watch the ball drop ; it was all a bad dream
Good tidings and riddance, Twenty Seventeen

VERSE 2
But some things w're glad, that we didn't miss
A time in our lives, see a total exclipse
Danica Roem broke ground with human liberty
A transgender person's election victory
Serena 35, can she win again? Maybe...
Most title wins ever - and carrying a baby!
So this past year, some good things we've seen
Good riddance but tidings to Twenty Seventeen
The ups and downs were so extreme
Good riddance but tidings to Twenty Seventeen

CHORUS
Is this all there is?
And what does it all mean?
What are we supposed to
To get over Twenty Seventeen?
Do we go out and make it happen?
Or do we stay home and scream?
How do we make the changes
We need for Twenty Eighteen

BRIDGE
Do we go out and make it happen?
Or do we stay home and scream?
How do we make the changes
We need for Twenty Eighteen?

VERSE 3
King Jong Un's going out of his mind
The US president isn't that far behind
Starvation in Africa, horrible impacts
Around the world are still more terror attacks
Ransomware locks out all you have
Hurricane Harvey floods out its Texas path
To one of the worst years we've ever seen
Good tidings and riddance, Twenty Seventeen
Sometimes the truth is worse than it seems
Good tidings and riddance, Twenty Seventeen
Sometimes the truth is worse than it seems
Good tidings and riddance, Twenty Seventeen

CHORUS
Is this all there is?
And what does it all mean?
What are we supposed to
To get over Twenty Seventeen?
Do we go out and make it happen?
Or do we stay home and scream?
How do we make the changes
We need for Twenty Eighteen

VERSE 4
But the luxury labels stopped using real fur
A human chain saved drowners - heroes they were
Jon Smith saved 30 at the Las Vegas shooting
Ice Bucket Challenge - a cure for ALS may be brewing
A space collision proves out some new science notions
We can save the Great Barrier reef in the ocean
New drugs make the fight against Aids a game changer
The snow leopard cat is no longer endangered
A new insecticide works and won't kill the bees
In the rainforest, a plan to replant the trees
Jackie Robinson finally gets his own museum
Blessings and tidings in Twenty Seventeen
Mankind can pull together, we're on the same team
We can do better in Twenty Eighteen
Sometimes the truth is worse than it seems
Good tidings and riddance, Twenty Seventeen

BRIDGE
So we're here at the crossroad
Did we run out of steam?
Can we carry the load
Into Twenty Eighteen?
How do we matter?
Not just cogs in the big machine
Beat up, kicked and battered
We survived Twenty Seventeen
We'll be happier and we'll be sadder
When we go into Twenty Eighteen

CHORUS
Is this all there is?
And what does it all mean?
What are we supposed to
To get over Twenty Seventeen?
Do we go out and make it happen?
Or do we stay home and scream?
How do we make the changes
We need for Twenty Eighteen
Is this all there is?
And what does it all mean?
What are we supposed to
To get over Twenty Seventeen?
Do we go out and make it happen?
Or do we stay home and scream?
How do we make the changes
We need for Twenty Eighteen

[Exit]

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