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Goodbye July

from Prelude by Matthew Black

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Goodbye July, hello June.
I didn't think I'd see you again so soon.
But ever since the world started turning the other way,
We've had to change the direction of the days.

We're not going back in time. It's just that spring will follow summer.
We all stand in the same lines. We just take different numbers.

Everything now goes on clearance
Before it makes it's first appearance.
And all the churches find that Jesus will rise
From the dead three days before he dies.

Calendars hang upside down. Look to the east to watch the sunset.
Yeah, we turned the world around, but the flowers still know where the sun's at.

And now we've all begun to say
"Thank God it's finally Monday."
Oh, July, you lasted twice as long.
So much time spent out there in the sun.

But now it's finally time.
And we won't need to cry.
We wish you well, July.
Goodbye, goodbye.


from Prelude, released September 19, 2010


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Imagine if the Fleet Foxes went to seminary. Or if Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young were all one guy. Or if Joe Pug channeled James Taylor instead of Bob Dylan, shaved his head, and started wearing glasses.

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