Mayfield
Augustana Lyrics


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Remember back when seasons don't change now
Late December winds bringin' pain back to me
And I've been closing these doors for days now
The sky is fallin' down on my grave...

Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?

South Pacific's whiskey and sin, now baby
These angels got me talkin' again, jump slowly
Gently as the breakin' waves and I'm flying
The tide closing in on my face...

Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?

(Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?

Oh, are we gonna make it?
Oh, are we gonna make it?)

Oh, are we gonna make it?
Yeah, are we gonna make it?




Oh, are we gonna make it?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, are we gonna make it out?

Overall Meaning

The song 'Mayfield' by Augustana is a contemplative and melancholic reflection on life, loss, and uncertainty. The opening lines are a stark reminder of a time when things were simpler, and the world was more predictable. The singer recalls a time when the seasons did not change, and life seemed to be more stable. However, as the song progresses, it becomes clear that life has become more complicated, and the singer is struggling to cope with the challenges he faces.


The lyric "Late December winds bringing pain back to me" suggests that the singer is dealing with some sort of personal loss or trauma, and is struggling to come to terms with it. He is closing himself off from the world, shutting out the pain and trying to find a way to move on. However, he is struggling to do so, and the weight of his grief is overwhelming him.


The second verse introduces the idea of whiskey, sin and angels, which can be interpreted in various ways. It could symbolize a period of self-destructive behavior or a search for a way to escape the pain. However, the notion of angels talking to the singer implies a sense of hope, that he may find a way to transcend his current struggles. The reference to the tide closing in on the singer's face suggests that he is in danger of being overwhelmed by his emotions and that he needs to find a way to swim to the surface.


Overall, 'Mayfield' is a powerful and emotive song that deals with universal themes of grief, loss, and the search for meaning in life.


Line by Line Meaning

Remember back when seasons don't change now
I remember a time when things felt constant and unchanging.


Late December winds bringin' pain back to me
The cold, bitter winds of December have brought painful memories back to me.


And I've been closing these doors for days now
I have been isolating myself from the world by closing all the doors to my life.


The sky is fallin' down on my grave...
All the weight of the world is crushing down on me, and it feels like I am already dead.


Oh, are we gonna make it?
I am uncertain about what the future holds and unsure if we can overcome the obstacles before us.


South Pacific's whiskey and sin, now baby
I am drowning my sorrows in whiskey and trying to escape from the sin and pain of life.


These angels got me talkin' again, jump slowly
Despite my attempt to run away from the world, I am finding myself speaking again, even if it's a slow process.


Gently as the breakin' waves and I'm flying
I feel like I am flying now, buoyed up by the gentle rhythm of the ocean waves.


The tide closing in on my face...
Despite my momentary sense of freedom, I know that I am still being slowly overtaken by the tides of life.


Yeah, are we gonna make it?
I question our ability to overcome our struggles and make it through to the other side.


Yeah, yeah, yeah, are we gonna make it out?
I repeatedly ask if we can make it through our current hardships and come out on the other side.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: DANIEL LAYUS, JARED PALOMAR, JOSIAH ROZENCWAJG, JUSTIN SOUTH

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