I'm no fan of Bono but the lyric from U2's 'New Year's Day' is earworming me. 'Nothing Changes on New Years Day.' I suppose what he meant was that New Year's Day isn't that much different than any other day. But it is. It does means something in terms of the way we mark time: personally and historically.
Perhaps it's the notion of New Year being a time for making a fresh start that pissed him off? Fresh starts don't work to order, they are dependent on two things, willingness to change and the right conditions. All we can do is to resolve to accept what the new year brings with grace and humility rather than starting off with unrealistic expectations? So there you go, Bono: shut uppa your face and get out of my ear.