YMMV / Songs for a New World

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Pretty much every song.
    • Just One Step: Suicidal woman, or poser who just wants attention? Also, does she die at the end or not?
    • I'm Not Afraid of Anything: Brave complainer or mother deserting her family?
    • She Cries: Man held hopelessly by love, or man happily married?
    • The Steam Train: Does the kid say we will know him from an obituary or from basketball stardom?
    • King of the World: Criminal who wants to go free, or wronged man innocent of his accusations? Or a rebel wanting to rejoin the cause?
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Intentional in the case of Surabaya Santa; it's a break form the very heavy material before and after it.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The entire thing, but most notably the Opening, Just One Step, Steam Train, Stars and the Moon, and Hear My Song.
    • The climax of "The Flagmaker, 1775": "Grab a needle, grab a thimble if it's all that keeps you sane. Think of freedom as a symbol, think of justice as a game!"
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Mrs. Claus screaming at St. Nick in a fake German accent.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Surabaya Santa. Side of ham necessary.
  • Tear Jerker: Stars and the Moon, The World Was Dancing, The Flagmaker, Flying Home, and especially Christmas Lullaby.