Forever Autumn

Album: Queues (1972)
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  • he summer sun is fading as the year grows old
    And darker days are drawing near
    The winter winds will be much colder
    Now you're not here

    I watch the birds fly south across the autumn sky
    And one by one they disappear
    I wish that I was flying with them
    Now you're not here

    Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
    Like a leaf on the breeze you blew away

    Through autumn's golden gown we used to kick our way
    You always loved this time of year
    Those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now
    'Cos you're not here
    'Cos you're not here
    'Cos you're not here

    Like the sun through the trees you came to love me
    Like a leaf on the breeze you blew away

    A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
    As if to hide a lonely tear
    My life will be forever Autumn
    'Cos you're not here

    A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
    As if to hide a lonely tear
    My life will be forever Autumn
    'Cos you're not here
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Comments: 2

  • Rob T from Ontario, CanadaFor me it has always belonged in 'War of the Worlds' not just for the melancholy feel, which fits at this point in the album but also as a metaphor: It was the autumn of mankind having enjoyed his ascendancy in spring and ruling the world in summer. Kicking his (mankinds) way through the leaves of world, enjoying it all as if it was all meant for him. The birds flying south are sort of metaphysical as the boon by which mankind ruled, but now his betters are coming so the boons are leaving, one by one they disappear - and then they are gone. Winters coming; this wont be the world that 'came to love you' for much longer (now is the winter of your discontent).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1978 {December 30th} Justin Heyward performed "Forever Autumn" on the ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Forever Autumn" was at position #81 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, three weeks earlier it had peaked at #47 {for 1 week}, and it spent thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #22 on Billboard's Easy Listening Tracks chart...
    And on August 20th, 1978 it peaked at #5 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 75 Singles chart...
    David Justin Hayward celebrated his 73rd birthday two months ago on October 14th, 2019...
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