The sun came up, we woke, we ate, we washed,
We greeted those we saw - that is to say
'Tis arbitrary, New Year's Day, b'gosh.
It has to happen sometime, lest our brains
Be overwhelmed with keeping track of time,
That piles up endlessly, that ever gains
Until we all are lost amidst the climb
Towards a summit none of us will see.
So, yearly we declare "let's start again,
Let's clean the slate, let's say today will be
An origin, and not just more, again,
Of what we've had a-going for so long."
But not forget the old stuff, per the song.