©Karen Benedetto (ASCAP) Words & Music

An upbeat and optimistic new pop ballad celebrating the hope and promise of a bright new year.
(Sample Demo Styling: Pop Ballad)


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Production Credits:

Lead Vocals: Tom Grounds
Arrangement/Orchestrations: Ricky Pope
Artistic Direction: Linda K. Leonard
Backup Vocals: Todd Hart, Lindy Cabe
Piano/Keyboards: Ricky Pope
Bass Guitar: Peggy Honea
Drums: Mike Drake
Acoustic Guitar: Noel Johnston
Recorded and Mixed at 2nd Floor Studios, Dallas, TX

“Happy New Year”
© Karen Benedetto (Words & Music)
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Well, another year has come and gone.
We’ve had the strength to see it through.
We’ve learned a little and we’ve lost a lot.
But, now it’s time to start anew.

Now the New Year hands us promises.
We’re hanging onto every word.
And as we pause to watch the old year end,
We’re hearing songs we’ve never heard.

Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!

We really need it right now.
Come on, help us make it…
A Happy New Year for you.

We’ve had to say goodbye to some good friends.
We’ve also stopped to say ‘Hello’.
And as we pause to watch the old year end,
There’s still so much that we don’t know.

The sacred circle of the earth revolves,
And we each must play our part.
Let us hang on to this gift of love,
Ever present in our hearts.

Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!
Many blessings through you.
Happy New Year to you.

Ring in Love. Ring in Joy, ring in Peace.
Ring in Hope. Let your old cares release.

Happy New Year to you!
Many blessings through you
Happy New Year to you!

Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!
Every blessing through you…
Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you!



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