Song: Julien Baker – Decorated Lawns

Tis the season to be moody, blah blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah.

No one does sad in the most beautiful manner, better than Julien Baker. All of her lyrics are gut wrenching, forcing every last tear drop out of your eye. Simplistic guitar strums exist only to reinforce your innermost fears and depression. So who’s ready for the holiday season?!

I’m honestly not that big on the holidays given years and years of working in retail, a lot of the joy I had has a kid, has dissipated. Therefore, this somber account of one of Baker’s trips back home for the holidays is especially and delightfully relatable. If you’re not in tears yet, just wait for the lyrics at the end of the song. Don’t worry, I’ll be here to hug it out later.

This song will be on the winter compilation, Jingle Yay!, from Punk Talks, set to be released tomorrow (December 1st). In the meantime, you can listen to this song from Julien Baker HERE via 36Vultures.


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