The howling winds blow
On this moonlit night
Eyes locked in fear
With a dark embrace
The bitter cold winds
Freeze the tears that fall
Hands held in grace
As we take the final step

Obsessed with our love
Here is our fate
To heed the final call
On this special winter day
A message to our elders
They surely won't forget
Our love must last forever
In death we shall not part

It seems like only yesterday
Our lives together planned
They say it's just a passing phase
We're damned by our youth
Why does no one understand
What we have is real

This is not your average love it's forever

Last December
Mother you have forced us here
Last December
Father now we'll disappear
Last December
One last step we fade away

So we take the final step
Heed the final call
Together we are strong
Divided we must fall
Teenage suicide
Our only way out
Together we might live
Divided we must fall

Last December
Mother you have forced us here
Last December
Father now we'll disappear
Last December
One last step we fade away


Lyrics submitted by nikuku, edited by 4thHorsman

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    General Commentam the first to rocoment on this great song? Too bad because i can't say for sure the meaning of this song, but i know that it rocks.
    4saken4on August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlisten to the Alive in Athens disc that has Last December on it. They say it's about 2 lost souls who blah blah blah and I forget the rest. Someone dies in December and crap.
    RexBanneron October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of romeo and juliet...two people are in love and their parents wont let them be together..."mother you fored us here, father now we'll dissapear" so in december they both plan to kill themselfs so they can be together in the after life..."teenage sucide, our only way out"....this song rocks, check out the live version
    Headgear87on October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think of this song as Iced Earth's take on Romeo & Juliet. It probably wasn't specifically inspired by that, but the stories are very similar nonetheless.
    Paradoxon March 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentVery similar to the tragedy Romeo and Juliet. But, just doesn't click as being specifically about that, as Paradox said.
    Pocket_Savioron November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLast December was originalyl a song written and recorded by Matts old band Cauldron. I believe it's called Entry Number 161914 Pain. Jon liked the song so much he re-recorded it as Last December.

    I would love to hear it if anyone has it.
    Armon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I agree with Paradox, the lyrics do remind me of Romeo & Juliet, though I'm not quite sure that was the main inspirtation for them.
    Eliminationon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like two teenagers who love each other and elope against the will of their parents, who believe that their love isn't much.
    Anilandon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Romeo and Juliet...
    Black_Sabathon April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is what Barlow says at the end of Last Laugh on the Alive in Athens CD 2.

    "This next song is about 2 lost souls, decided to, be together in death because they could not be together in life. This happened in the last month. This one's called LAST DECEMBER."

    That pretty much explains it. It's a very cool song.
    CantoVon October 26, 2009   Link

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