AULD LANG SYNE
That heart-wrenching song which brings forth tears of nostalgia, has become the World Anthem for New Year’s Eve, with an old year moving on and never returning, and another approaching with “let’s -try-again” renewed hope.
It is 10 counts to midnight before the clock strikes 12 on December 31. The air is tense with anticipation. Everyone, holding hands, is wearing wide smiles of goodwill. Look, the Queen of England is participating in this revellery too.
But do we know the origin of this beautiful song and the meaning of all its lyrics? This is a beautiful version.
Auld Lang Syne … Long Time Ago … Days Gone By … For The Sake Of Old Times … (just writing this makes me feel like crying … ) The lyrics are based on several poems collected and eventually composed by Robert Burns, Scotland’s greatest poet. The melody was taken from a traditional folk song. We owe our New Year Eve’s revellery-put-to-music to this genius of a man. (He looks mighty cute too huh! 😉 )
The basis of the meaning of Auld Lang Syne is: Should Old Times Be Forgotten?
Hey! That brings us to think: Should David Archuleta, such a gift and well-loved, be Forgotten after just 2 years?
The year 2014 is also a year of great significance
For the long-suffering Archies
A year for Rejoicing for The Return of the Archulator
A year of a long-awaited new beginning
A year marking the end at last of a miserable 2 years!
Another common practice on the advent of a new year, is to make New Year Resolutions. Do people still make them?
There is one 2014 Resolution which I will make, but which I have every intention of breaking –
I resolve to not lose my head when David returns in March/April !!
It sounds like a Resolution all of us Archies can make AND break en masse! 😀
AAM WISHES EVERYONE AND ALL THE ARCHIES
A HAPPY NEW YEAR !
AND AN EVEN HAPPIER #DA 2014 !!
♥ FOR DAVID – WE WISH HIM ♥
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !
AND A GLORIOUS RETURN !!
Here’s a modern version of Auld Lang Syne, a version we are more used to – but with good old-fashioned Bagpipes! We MUST have Bagpipes since the song is Scottish! Love bagpipes – they conjure up feelings of honour, dignity and an affectionate nostalgia of the past. 🙂
Just 1 more! Beautiful Fireworks (and MORE Bagpipes! 😀 )
I wonder how David would put this song to his voice! Relishing the hope that he will sing it at the next New Year’s Eve? 🙂