Sufjan Stevens, "Auld Lang Syne" from Silver & Gold (The Last Auld Man)
Commentary: I know many shall say "Good riddance!" to the Year of Our Lord 2016, but let us not pretend it was all bad. Think upon your days—was there no joy to be found? Was there no company of kith & kin to enjoy? Where there no arts to appreciate? No food & drink to satisfy? As we welcome the Year of Our Lord 2017, let us look back in clear-eyed gratitude for what yesterday has given us & look forward in adamant determination to an even better tomorrow.
"Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?
"For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne!
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne."