Music Monday: “The Drying of the Lawns” by The Tallest Man on Earth

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “The Drying of the Lawns”
Artist: The Tallest Man on Earth
Album: The Wild Hunt (2010)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
She said I cannot tell you why, she said I’m in a rush
There are softer dreams for you to think about now love
Things that you have seen this night that run by that river’s flow
I can use you if you’re in the flame, I’m a growin’ old

[Chorus]
And no this is not the summer dream she said
It’s just the drying of the lawns I want to leave out there

[Verse 2]
Well, I’ve said I’ve sailed the frozen corners of the dark Atlantic Sea
And I drifted on the waves and the mirage beneath
And I have never felt such numb and pointless searchin’ true
As when I set my eyes and torched the plans on the mark of you.

[Chorus]
And no this is not the summer dream she said
It’s just the drying of the lawns I want to leave out there

[Verse 3]
She said you follow me like sheep that think this cane could do some harm
But I tell you, boy I’m frightened still with a sister’s heart
I set my eyes upon the shore whenever you wake up
I’m leavin’ ‘cause you don’t fear what you’re dreamin’ of

[Chorus]
And no this is not the summer dream she said
It’s just the drying of the lawns I want to leave out there

[Verse 4]
But I will stand down in the hallway with no thought to leave the set
Of a movie I will sure as hell not end just yet
If evenings are for romance then this mornin’ is for us
It will never end and our last dream will leave this house

[Outro]
And this is not the summer dream I said
It’s just the drying of the lawn that wants to leave us here
Oh, it’s the drying of the lawns that want to leave us here

“The Drying of the Lawns”, by ironically named artist The Tallest Man on Earth, is a song about a relationship breaking down. The man wants to rekindle their love, but the woman isn’t convinced, and a back-and-forth goes on throughout the song. The Tallest Man on Earth, a Swedish singer named Kristian Mattson, is a singer-songwriter who is known for his finger-picked guitar style and recording both vocals and guitar simultaneously when in the studio. I love the movement of the guitar part and his twangy, melodic voice, so this was one I felt I had to share!

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
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One thought on “Music Monday: “The Drying of the Lawns” by The Tallest Man on Earth

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