Hello new year, what will you bring?
Will you bring us joy and happiness or pain and sadness?
I am what you make of me, the new year replies
I am not responsible for who lives and who dies
What I can give you is twelve months time to shape my year
It is up to you whether I’ll become something you love or fear
I’m always off to a great start
With champagne and fireworks lighting up the sky
Remember that feeling and carry it with you in your heart
That way, when my successor 2018 arrives
I will have brought only joy and happiness in your lives