This Year

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"This Year"
Engine cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Engine
Released 1987
Format LP / CS / CD
Length 3:01
Label Grifter Records/Frontier Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Tom Mallon
Engine track listing
  1. "Big Night"
  2. "Outside This Bar"
  3. "At My Mercy"
  4. "Gary's Song"
  5. "Nightwatchman"
  6. "Clouds"
  7. Electric Light"
  8. "Mom's TV"
  9. "Art Of Love"
  10. "Asleep"
  11. "This Year"

"This Year" is the 11th and last song on American Music Club's second album, 1987’s Engine. The song was written and first recorded in 1986 during the Engine sessions, coined by the band "45 Minutes Of Hell".[1]


This year, oh what's the look this year
Is it the look of things to come
Has it all been said, has it all been done
The sun upon the sea
Did you dress that way for me

This year everyone just stood around
And watched my family tree burn down
Watched it crumble on the ground
Making no protesting sound
As if justice was finally found

And anything beautiful
That you can contrive
Has no desire to survive

This year the mirror on the wall
It cracked right through the middle
And spring turned into fall
Love is the most beautiful killer of them all



Also appears on


  1. Tom Mallon. "Tom Mallon Recording (1978-present)". Retrieved June 16, 2017.