"Born in the Spring" as written by and Michael Daly Stephen Kellogg....
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They were lovely red flowers lining the trees
And they smelled like perfume on the hand of a queen
The car read "Just Married" on the back window
The future was open, how could we ever have known?

From South San Diego to Portland, Maine
I have travelled this country, seeking my fame
And through all the "what for's," the flames and trap doors
Through which all of us fell, the stories that I cannot tell

And I wish that I

Now, the ocean tide's coming up with the moon
I'm afraid we're all living at sea level, too
And you're seeing this part of the tragedy through
When the bottle will break, the cradle will fall down on you

A second rate author of his own epitaph
All this potent potential destroyed in the graph
You think to yourself, "I'll get lucky at cards."
But you don't even know who the hell that you are

And i, still I wish that I was
Born in the spring

Son of a son of a son of a bitch
Cause the daughter's are damned, that's the way that it is
And nothing much changes out in the sun
When the wine that you drink is the wine you become

Oh, and you say, "Maybe, this time, I can dig out of this."
So the family relents and you get yourself pissed
And suddenly everyone has got some advice
You sell their suggestions without thinking twice
And the friends that I've had and the friends that I've made
The friends that I've lost with my hapless mistakes
And isn't it all just a slap in the face
That no single person could take up the place of her?

Still, I wish that I was
Born in the spring
Born in the spring

Cause everyone's gone, we all die don't you know?
Are you so disappointed that it all was a show?
And the first love you had was the only thing real
And what brought it together, in the end was the kill?

And I, still I wish that I was
Born in the spring

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    General CommentGod, this song is killer. Lyrical genius (usually I use that term sarcastically, but I'm not here). It's deep and raw and almost heart-wrenching. I can't get enough of it.

    SK6ers has a common theme of "trying hard to make it, and not quite making it, but it's still sort of okay". This song has some of that with a touch of "reality bites".

    I don't know the significance of being "born in the spring". Having a higher degree of optimism? Being better at new beginnings? Not having to live through a metaphorical "winter"? I don't know, but I like it.
    esorymaon May 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentBorn in the spring is a reference to Bob Dylan's simple twist of fate. See the last verse of that song.
    dukejalon August 23, 2012   Link

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