"June" as written by Nathan Bursk Means, Sebastian Martin Thomson and Philip William Manley....
As you lay dying
Poppies are reddening
Bursting wide open
Revealing their seeds
Tastes like the water that beads on white skin

As you lay dying
Morphine and ice cream
Staining your sheets and confusing your mind
And it reminds me
They still get paid when you die

They took the heart right out of you

How did it feel to be twenty-six degrees
With your body split
Leaking all about your legs

Could you hear me call
From your mountaintop
Crawling through the snow
Crawling through the blood to say

Daddy
Don't go away
Daddy
Please stay



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June song meanings
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    General CommentFairly obviously this is about the death of a father, though I suspect from the disjointed and so specific imagery that it is fairly autobiographical.
    1fishon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenton the album
    imperial f.f.r.r.
    ...this is the only song NOT sung by frontman Mark Robinson

    An interesting detail. The song is, as has been mentioned, very personal in its viewpoint.
    foreverdroneon November 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentalso, very tactile images in the song. reminds me of william carlos williams, though only in a tangential way.
    foreverdroneon November 07, 2010   Link

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