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Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

A new week deserves a musical mental health break. Today’s catchy melody comes from the little-known indie rock band Snow Machine singing “Summer Snow.” For me the lyrics are as much a meditation on the Holy Spirit Who comes and goes as She pleases—just when we “expect [Her] least, but need [Her] the most”—as they are a song about a beloved’s longing.

The lyrics croon:

It’s been so hot
I can’t recall
How the olive leaves would fallThe year old coat
is on the chair
I might as well just
leave it there

’cause you’ll go around today
Like summer snow
just when I expect you the least
But I need you the most

And then you’ll melt away
Before I can
hold you like a tiny snowflake
in my hand

The cityscape is yellow haze
And it hasn’t rained in days

The year old coat
is on the chair
I might as well just
leave it there

Because you’ll come around today
like summer snow
just when I expect you the least
but I need you the most

then you’ll melt away
before I can
hold you like a tiny snowflake
in my hand

you’ll come around someday
like summer snow
just when I expect you the least
but I need you the most

like summer snow
like summer snow

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