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New Year's Day

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play All is   on New Year's Day.
play A world in white gets   .
play I want to be with you, be with you   and day.
play Nothing   on New Year's Day.
play On New Year's Day.

play I... will be with you again.
play I... will be with you again.

play Under a blood-red sky
play A crowd has   in black and white
play Arms   , the chosen few
play The   says, says
play Say it's true, it's true...
play And we can break  
play Though   in two
play We can be   .

play I... I will begin again
play I... I will begin again.

play Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
play Oh, maybe the   is right.
play Oh, maybe tonight.

play I will be with you again.
play I will be with you again.

play And so we are told this is the   age
play And gold is the reason for the wars we  
play Though I want to be with you
play Be with you night and day
play Nothing changes
play On New Year's Day
play On New Year's Day
play On New Year's Day

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The lyrics, in fact, refer to the persecuted leader of the Polish Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa. Coincidentally, after the song was released Poland announced that they would abolish martial law.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

get underway

start

  1. Digital Age gets underway in Kingston

gather

accumulate

  1. we can share the information we have gathered

entwine

figurative (intertwine, twist together)

  1. In this we can see an example of how subtly ethics and biology are entwined.

wage war

engage in warfare

  1. The Royal Navy waged war against French