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In Defense of Spring

from Something in the Moonlight by Steven Grossman

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In Defense of Spring
Words and music by Steven Grossman

There’s no sense in us fighting, we either do or don’t
and there is no sense in hoping, we either will or we won’t
And when it comes to getting better being only better when
the times are full of other times, it’s time to pause again.

To make a memory, an agreement with the heart
on which to gauge all memories to come
Let’s incriminate the winter
investigate the fall
but rally in defense of spring

There’s no sense in us fighting, someone’s going to lose
Another way than right and wrong is another way to chose
And when the judge and missionaries pass sentence on our dance
we’ll offer them as evidence the night we took a chance


Now the heart it is a ticket you can pay for with a dream
And dreams, well they are avenues of intention and means
And when your season changes, don’t you buckle at the bone
You give them notice any way that baby’s coming home


© JUCA Music


from Something in the Moonlight, released June 2, 2011
Phillip Johnston: saxophone, arrangement
Steve Swell: trombone
Bob DeBellis: baritone saxophone
Dave Douglas: trumpet
Ron Gonzales: guitar
Steve Sandberg: piano
David Hofstra: bass
Richard Dworkin: drums


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