Summer clothes

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Summer Clothes (Chris Hayward)

As you put away your summer clothes,
and get ready for the brand new lows,
the ones that we all know, we all know,

Are coming in low and hard,
like a million glittering shards,
to bury you like a box of postcards,

Take everything that you can't keep,
put it in the soft, dark deep
where April wintersleeps,

And just to be safe,

Hide your quiet little bell out under the frozen lake.
Cause it's only just December, It's only just until
Spring comes and we remember, yeah we stumble out awake,
ready to give 'em hell, yeah ready to give 'er
ready to give again.

And just leave all your broken parts.
It's not that they're not worth keeping.
Oh no, they are, they are

Like a million glittering shards,
they'll blind you if you look too long.
They'll blind you if you stare too hard, too hard

So hide your quiet little bell out under the frozen lake.
Cause it's only just December, yeah it's only just until
Spring comes and we remember, just in time for the ice to break,
Those things we knew so well, before we had to ...

Hide this quiet little bell out under the frozen lake.
Cause it's only just December, yeah it's only just until
Spring comes and I remember, bout those promises I wanted to make,
and I'm ready and I can tell,

Yeah, I'm ready to come back.
Ready to come back.

credits

from Abandoned Mine, released December 5, 2012
Special Thanks to Howard Baer for bass on earlier versions, John Dinsmore for production help, and to Sydney Galbraith, Chris Cobain, and Howard Baer for mix advice.

Chris Hayward: vocals, instruments, and sequences.

Recorded by John Dinsmore at Lincoln County Social Club, Toronto.
Mixed by Chris Hayward
Mastered by Fedge

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Chris Hayward Maynooth, Ontario

I'm a carpenter in Maynooth, Ontario, who also sings and writes songs.

I write about loss and regret kind of a lot, but I keep it playful and sometimes even danceable. It's a mix of wholesome granola-punk, earnest singer-songwriterly ballads, heart-on-sleeve synthpop, and intimate rootsy strum-alongs.

Try it. It's good for you.
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