Now with more guitars! Hear the unreleased demo of the song from 2011's The King Is Dead.
This song is the first one my son told me he liked from his carseat :)
Thanks for sharing! I am really going to enjoy this Machine Shop project. I also hope this song is on your set list for the upcoming show. I’ll see you in Nashville, front row. It will be my first show of yours.
Oh. I walked down the aisle to this song at my wedding almost 8 years ago. And now I have just listened to this early demo lying in bed beside my baby daughter. Turning of the seasons, indeed. Thanks Colin 💛
This is so cool! This project is already a dream come true. Thank you so much for sharing.
This song holds a special place in my heart, thank you for sharing Colin. I would sing this song with my housemate Jack, who would sing the harmony parts. He sadly passed away in 2016 at the age of 29. I sang this song at his funeral and it still makes me tear-up now thinking about it. We used to sing "Eli, the Barrow Boy" together as well and it still hurts to think we'll never sing together like that again. As Julie Cruikshank said in a comment further up this page "Turning of the seasons, indeed."
Guaranteed to fill me with fortitude and positivity every time I hear it. I never get tired of this song.
Undoubtedly one of my favorites.
I love this song. We got to hear the 'stepped down' version in Austin at Bass concert hall.
You 'might' have felt the stage shake as we rocked back and forth!
I play it with (no capo) starting on a D.
this song is such a gem! i imagine it is a blast to play because it is also a blast to sing along at home. delighted to hear it in this form, thank you so much for sharing!
Glad you saved your voice, but your range is just that 1 or 2 steps lower than mine. *curses*
I've always adored this song. And I for one absolutely dug the added guitars.
But to CM's point, I think I've only ever heard it done live once in the many Decemberists concerts I've been to.
I absolutely adore this song. When I introduce people to the Decembrists, this is the song I start them off with. I’m glad you hammered this one out in your workshop before releasing it (not that the rough is bad, of course!). I can definitely feel the Mellencamp-y vibe you described. I also appreciate getting a peek at what inspired the lyrics. You can definitely feel that sense of community and joy for something as simple as being able to feel the sunshine on your skin. Really beautiful sentiment. Thank you for sharing!
I always loved this song because it spoke to me about caring for your community but also holding space for yourself.
I’ve always loved this song (and album). Thanks for pulling the curtain back a bit!
My wife walked down the aisle to this song! Timed it so she was in view when “raise a glass to turning of the seasons” kicked in.
The energy and message of the song kick ass, but then the romantic lyrics...
Lay its head on summers freckled knee
Wreath of trillium and ivy
This picture of the earth, people, work and their grief in one rock song.
Thank you, great song.
Makes you glad to be a human again