From the recording Rocket Fuel Logic

Lyrics

1) New Years Day comes once a year
You wake up tired- touched with fear
Resolutions pounding in your head
A good hard look through bloodshot eyes
Eventually you realize
Life ain’t going quite the you planned

Chorus:
That’s the Lay of the Land (4x)

2) You’ve chased away your closest friends
Burnt the candle at both ends
And left a trail of sad and bitter ash
You’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel
Too scared of what it might reveal
All you’ve done is bite the helping hand

Chorus:
That’s the Lay of the Land (4x)

Bridge:
She saw trouble coming your way
She knew that there would be hell to pay
She gave you love and sympathy
She got smart and she got free

3) New Years Day comes once a year
and Father Time lifts one last beer
a goodbye toast to all you leave behind
The Highway stretches on and on
Don’t count the days that you’ll be gone
Out searching for a solid place to stand

Chorus:
That’s the Lay of the land (4x)