It Was My Season

Album: The Silver Gymnasium (2013)


  • This the opening track from The Silver Gymnasium, the seventh album by the Austin, Texas-based indie band Okkervil River. The record is a love letter to Meriden, New Hampshire, where frontman Will Sheff grew up and this song finds him recounting happy memories of childhood summers spent there in the '80s.
  • This song's music video features a stage set painted in 1919 by artist Maxfield Parrish. It is now preserved in Meridian's town hall.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Grateful Dead CharactersMusic Quiz

Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?

The 10 Bands Most Like Spinal TapSong Writing

Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.

Psychedelic LyricsMusic Quiz

Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.

Boz ScaggsSongwriter Interviews

The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.