The last year has carried the members of Good Luck Varsity in many directions, far from the Michigan basement where we breathed life into the vision we shared; far from the van seats that carried us to places both foreign and familiar, both loathed and beloved; far away from the dimly lit North Carolina foyer where a simple, honest declaration became a chorus powerful enough to bring the mountains down.
We can never know for certain what will become of the seeds we sow, or whether we'll even be there to watch them bloom. All we can do is wrap them in every bit of love and conviction we can muster, entrust them to the soil, and let time do what it will with them.
In June of 2013, we planted a seed. We recorded an album that captured the essence of everything that Good Luck Varsity had come to stand for and believe in. That album was eventually buried beneath the turmoil and chaos of a divergence of paths, and it has remained dormant in the 12 months since we fell silent. And while the dust may have settled on Good Luck Varsity, there is one final entry left to be written; one final flower left to bloom. This is the first chapter of that story, a song that would ultimately prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Lyrics by Cody Badgley
We planted flowers when we were young, with just one seed for every son. We waited until Spring was sprung to see the bloom when summer's done. Come what may.
We planted flowers when we were young, but now we've aged and we've moved on. They waited until we were gone to show their bloom to everyone. A seed needs more room to grow, so give it room or let it go.
Come what may, it's a shame we didn't care until the time took us away. Come what may, we can't spend our lives praying that the sun is gonna stay.
A seed needs more room to grow, so give it room or let it go.
Come what may, it's a shame we didn't care until the time took us away. Come what may, we can't spend our lives praying that the sun is gonna stay. Come what may, in this town that we shared, the ground where we carved our names. Come what may, I'll be home soon and everything will be the same.
released December 25, 2015
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