"December's Traditions" as written by and David William Lawrence Kennedy Andy Monaghan....
December’s traditions
Suck the last of summer from our cheeks
Draw the curtains, strip the trees
In so-called living rooms
Scottish pastimes come to roost
Love’s labour stains a linen sheet
The ghostly body

Who makes his bed beside you
Is slowly losing teeth
The boy needs sunlight
And a shot of modesty
He needs to get some sleep

It’s not the answer
A sticking plaster on a shattered bone
What do you need?
What do you need from me?
It’s not the answer
Keep treating cancer like a cold
What do you need?
What do you need from me?

After months of grieving
Fuck the grief, I’m leaving
Will you leave with me?
The bloodloss, the towering cost
Of mouth to mouth and tongue to tongue
One lick brings warm metallic taste
I may correct myself
Convince you that there’s no-one else
In volumes of new leaves
If you want a saint you don’t want me

It’s not the answer
A sticking plaster on a shattered bone
What do you need?
What do you need from me?
It’s not the answer
Keep treating cancer like a cold
What do you need?
What do you need from me?
It’s not the answer

I’m just begging to be told
What you need
What you need from me
If I had the answer
I’d write a book on what I know
What do you need?
What do you need from me?


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"December's Traditions" as written by David William Lawrence Kennedy Andy Monaghan

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    General CommentIt's actually STICKY plaster on a shattered bone.
    That's what they call "band-aids" over there - "sticky plaster".
    So he's saying; it's not the answer, band-aid on a shattered bone. which fits the song and makes more sense once you know the word.
    (I used to live over that side of the world, so that's how I know about their name for band-aid.)
    EchoLon March 11, 2013   Link

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