On This Ride - Track Seven: Inspired by the Red Sox, dedicated to them until 2004, then the SF Giants until 2010, then the Cubs until 2016...now it’s for the Cleveland Indians. We must be the good luck charm!

THIS IS THE YEAR (NEXT YEAR)
Anderson-Gram copyright 2010 (BMI)

Lyrics

WELL IT’S HAPPENED ONCE AGAIN
THAT OLD FAMILIAR FELLING
JUST LIKE A LONG LOST FRIEND
ANYBODY WITH A HINT OF SHOCK OR SURPRISE
SHOULD BE ASHAMED
AHH IT’S JUST A STUPID GAME

THEY’VE BEEN MY TEAM WELL SINCE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO READ
JUST LIKE MY GRAMPA AND MY DADDY BEFORE ME
EVERY YEAR IT ENDS UP THE SAME
WITH SPRINGTIME COMES THE HOPE
WITH AUTUMN COMES THE PAIN BUT

THIS IS THE YEAR
I GET WAY BETTER LOOKING OVERNIGHT
THIS IS THE YEAR
YOU DO TOO
NO MORE FEAR
OF THE EVIL IN THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT
CUZ THINGS WON’T EVER BE THE SAME
WHEN WE CAN SAY “NEXT YEAR FINALLY CAME”

MAYBE I SHOULD FIND ANOTHER FLAG TO FLY INSTEAD
PUT AN END TO THE ENDING MY FAMILY’S COME TO DREAD
BUT THEN I’D BE DENIED THE GLORY I DESERVE
WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER AND THE LAST BECOME FIRST

CHORUS

EVERY GENERATION PASSES DOWN THE MOOD
SO I’LL TAKE MY PLACE IT’S MY TIME TO BROOD

ANOTHER DISAPPOINTMENT AND IT’S EASY TO BELIEVE
THEY TORTURED MY OLD MAN, NOW THEY’RE COMING AFTER ME

I PASSED A MAN ON THE STREET WHO JUST SAID “HI”
BUT I HEARD “EVERYBODY HATES YOU AND SO DO I”
WELL I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF BEING THE MOTH DRAWN TO THE FLAME
I’M JUST TOO FRAIL
GO ON TELL ME WHEN TICKETS GO ON SALE CUZ…

CHORUS