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Old Summer Reckoning

by The Blasting Company & Van Dyke Parks

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This song was a dream come true for us, a collaboration with our hero and mentor, Van Dyke Parks.

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Old summer reckoning
The long gray shadows
Bring you home again
I keep you in mind
I keep you in mind
Every year around this time

Tired heat hanging
On worn-out leaves
The still air bending
Down over me
It weighs on the trees
Who buckle and creak
The hours moving thick as thieves

Old summer reckoning
The long gray shadows
Bring you home again
I keep you in mind
I keep you in mind
Every year around this time

Tired eyes sleeping
On a windswept page
Dreaming as the story
Tries to fly away
I lost too much time
I'm lost all the time
Rereading the last
Rereading the past
Rereading the last few lines

I left you as the summer
Bore down that day
Baffled in the sun
You turned hard as clay
Day after day
Come wind and come rain
I pray that you are swept away

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released October 1, 2021
Written and Produced by The Blasting Company & Van Dyke Parks
Arrangement: Van Dyke Parks
Mix: Doug Lacy and Oz Fritz
Master: Oz Fritz
Guitar/Vocal: Justin Rubenstein
Woodwinds/Backing Vocal: J.R. Kaufman
Violin: David Davidson
Viola: Avery Bright
Cello: Austin Hoke
Bass: Eliana Athayde
Bass: Brandon Armstrong

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