June Hymn

Album: The King Is Dead (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy moved to a rural location north of Portland, Oregon in late 2009 with his wife and young son. Meloy penned this song chronicling the changing of seasons just as the snow was meting during the first spring that he and his family spent in their new home. "It sounds so hokey, but it was just about sitting out there," Meloy told The Guardian nodding towards the view out over rich green woodland. "I think I was just really attached to this area, coming out of that winter and seeing how that environment changed every month, learning more about your surroundings, just kind of watching and witnessing what happens over the course of the seasons."

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