"June" as written by Steven John Kilbey, Martin Howard Willson-piper, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and David Trumpmanis....
June arrives, rumored days
Days of willing it to be
In the nest futures hatch
It's such a lovely thing to see
Oh my God
Like an angel wound
What fortune
Like a child in a field
So it goes, so it yields
June is here
Then it's not
In the background constantly
From the west

Lights go out
It's such a lonely thing to see
Oh my Lord
Talk of devil's food
What fortune
Lock the fruit
In a seed
So it grows
So it needs
Oh my soul
Soul like her cocoon
Long gone June
Her dark sides
Her bed feels
As she knows, as she feels


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"June" as written by Peter Koppes Steven John Kilbey

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, CV AMERICA

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    General CommentFew songs can put a lump in my throat and this is one of them. For me it is about summer or the end of summer to be exact. I had forgotten about this CD, but found it one day and started listening to it. As "fortune" would have it, it was August...pretty much the last month of summer where I am from. Now I am not so sure what Kilbey was thinking. I know he's taking up residence in the northern and southern hemisphere throughout his life. So if it is a "northern hemisphere" song, like it is for me, it'd be reminiscing about the begining of summer...June. I am a pretty tough cookie, but just thinking of the words brings that lump and my eyes well up. It's not so much I hate the other seasons as it is I love summer so much. October - Mid March I spend a lot of time wishing and anticipating summer.

    Anyway, back to the song. The words are not so vague and pretty easy to figure out. "In the nest futures hatch", gee, you think that might be a chick hatching (sarcasm helps me choke that lump down).

    "Like a child in a field. So it goes, so it yields", reference to fields/crops that grow in the summer and are pretty synonymous with summer.

    "In the background constantly", that's me in the other seasons. Either remembering summers past or looking forward to the up and coming summer.

    "From the west. Lights go out. It's such a lonely thing to see", doesn't mean much to me. I think of it more lights go on earlier as the days grow shorter.

    "Lock the fruit. In a seed. So it grows. So it needs", fruit trees are again synonymous with summer.

    "Oh my soul,Soul like her cocoon, Long gone June", the caterpillars have cocooned themselves to weather the winter.

    "Her dark sides. Her bare fields", we are at the end of the song and come back to the present. Summer is gone, the nights longer, days shorter and the fields are empty.
    mplspugon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti completely love that song. What a tidy contemplation of nature
    franz10152on August 31, 2015   Link

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