From the album I'm Not Jim

Lyrics

AFTER MILD WINTER
Copyright 2007 Jonathan Lethem, Walter Salas-Humara, Chris Maxwell, and Phil Hernandez
Published 2007 Furry Girl Songs (BMI), Lagartija Music (BMI), and ElegantToo Music (ASCAP)

Walter Salas-Humara - voice and guitar
Chris Maxwell - guitar, bass, synthesizer and supporting voice
Phillip Hernandez - drums, percussion and synthesizer

Always, after mild winter
Termites thrive
You'll find holes in what matters
Turn the key in your car, it won't drive
You'll wake, after mild winter
Walking small
The things on the shelf that you reach for
Between your fingers they'll fall

It isn't a question of whether mild winter
Is gentle on your mind
Because after mild winter too much of what matters
falls behind

Tough luck, after mild winter
Bells unrung
Tuners can't fix the pianos
Songs, they don't want to be sung

Repeat Chorus

He opened the letter
Sank onto the deckchair
And read the words she'd left behind
That evening had wrecked her
He couldn't protect her
From the bomb in the back of his mind