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Cousteau - Last Good Day of the Year

Don't tell me
That you get sick of living
When the summer's so forgiving although we have stolen
All of the things that we though we had owned then
Have disappeared

All these things in flavour
Won't do you no favours
When the summer's light is fragrant with scents of returning
You relent, you resent, now you're burning
For nothing to change....

There's something there...
(amongst the fallen fruit and flowers)
Won't rest
(only minutes, only hours)
Unless
(now the morning breaks in showers)
I guess
We'll remember this all of our lives
On the last good day of the year

All the leaves are turning
Autumn's fingers burnished
Furnished here in hope and in faith in the meantime
Kinda working my way through a dream
I was having alone

There's something there...
(amongst the fallen fruit and flowers)
Won't rest
(only minutes, only hours)
Unless
(now the morning breaks in showers)
I'm left
With the north wind breathing down my neck...

On the last good day of the year.....

(don't know where I end and where you begin...)

"The Last Good Day Of The Year" was the first single from Cousteau, who were led by Davey Ray Moor (who wrote the song) and Liam McKahey. In a Songfacts interview with Davey Ray Moor, he explained the song's meaning: "This is about an intense nostalgia for the present moment. We all get those instances where time seems to slow down for an arrested present before speeding away again. These are the tiny pearls that form on the string of memories we recall as our story. They say that life is lived in prose and remembered in poetry: these lyrics are daubs of memory rescued from a particularly poignant day. The singer rails against time and passing, aware something sublime (or frightening) was shared with, though also slipping away from, both he and the person the song addresses.

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