Saturday, June 25, 2011

June Hymn

I am home alone this weekend, trying to keep cool and embracing the mundane. No big activities planned, it just my duty to feed, water (and in Henry's case, medicate) the critters. This song is called "June Hymn" from the Decemberists latest album, and it should be perfect for your summer day. The video is just audio with a static image. Nothing to see but the album cover.

Here's a hymn to welcome in the day
Heralding a summer's early sway
And all the bulbs all coming in
To begin
The thrushes bleating battle with the wrens
Disrupts my reverie again

Pegging clothing on the line
Training jasmine how to vine
Up the arbor to your door
And more
You're standing on the landing with the war
You shouldered all the night before

And once upon it
The yellow bonnets
Garland all the lawn
And you were waking
And day was breaking
A panoply of song

And summer comes to Springville Hill

A barony of ivy in the trees
Expanding out its empire by degrees
And all the branches burst to bloom
In the boom
Heaven sent this cardinal maroon
To decorate our living room


And years from now when this old light
Isn't ambling anymore
Will I bring myself to write
"I give my best to Springville Hill"