Just in Time for Spring, Prine Comes Back with a song about the Seasons
John Prine recently released a single, his first original work in years, entitled "Summer End". The tune is classic Prine all the way, complete with a gently plucked acoustic guitar and Prine's unforgettably causal, yet world-worn delivery. While the song is indeed titled "Summer End", it manages to move through all the seasons, from New Year's Eve to Easter- all to suggest that its best to "come on home", wherever or whatever form home might take on. For Prine, home marks a return to a relationship instead of starin' at the ceiling or gettin' your heart burned at random.
For everyone else, home could represent going back to the faith of your raising. It could mean surrounding yourself with people you feel supported and uplifted by. It could mean pursuing the career you always knew you should but never have. It could mean a house, or perhaps a hometown. Whatever or wherever home is, Prine suggests it's time to go there, the place where you fit. After all, its been a helluva journey. Time to enjoy it.
Read the lyrics here. His new album, Tree of Forgiveness, will be released 4/13/18.