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'28th of June' by Megan Moroney – Lyrics & Meaning

March 21, 2024 8:40 pm GMT
Last Edited March 22, 2024 11:41 am GMT

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Megan Moroney - '28th of June'

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Release Date: March 22, 2024

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The Background:

"Time kept ticking and you moved on." Megan Moroney first teased on her socials earlier this month, the post hinting at an ominous date: June 28. Fans wouldn't have to wait that long for new music from the beloved hitmaker, rather the date was central to her latest single and, man, is it a day worth forgetting.

Released on March 22, '28th of June' is a doozy of a track, a seamless addition to Moroney's great country songbook of breakup hits. But what else do you expect from everybody's favorite emo cowgirl?

The Sound:

The 'Tennessee Orange' star has never shied away from the more tender arrangements, letting her melodies mirror her emotions. '28th of June' is no different. Powered by piano throughout, the single is a somber yet sparkling display, the story behind the heartbreak ballad revealed just as much by her delicate keys as it is with her wounding words.

The Meaning:

Twenty-eighth of June, it was me and you
Rose petals on the bed, and "I love you"
Written on a happy 1-year card
"Here's to forever, you have my heart"
Drank a bottle of red and opened up another
Danced around the room, holdin' onto each other
Like we were never gonna let go
I was too naïve to know

With the first verse, Moroney sets the scene: rose petals, red wine, a one-year anniversary. It's a glimpse inside a sweet and intimate moment between two people, the lyrics weighty with the promises of a growing love.

Then, the chorus comes and reality sinks in. The lines were only a memory, one that now aches to recall.

Just 'cause something's good don't mean it lasts
By fall, we fell apart, and just like that
Time kept tickin', and you movеd on
Another 365 have come and gonе
Today would've been a day that we'd celebrate
And now it's just another Tuesday

From the chorus, it seems every June 28 is a reminder of a love that has come and gone. Time passed and the singer's lover moved on, but she is stuck with these feelings, forced to face them heart first whenever that anniversary darkens a calendar.

What was once a reason to celebrate is now just another Tuesday.

Twenty-eighth of June, callin' out of work
Wakin' up alone, sleepin' in your shirt
Wonderin' if you think about me
Are you really already happy?
Come on, babe, don't say it's true
That she loves you like I still do
Say I still cross your mind
And it's eating you alive

Every June 28 after has meant one more lonely morning, thinking about the love she once had and wondering if her former partner is thinking of her too. She breaks her heart over and over asking herself if that person is truly happy now without her.

The twenty-eighth of June will come one day
I'll wake up and be okay
But the rain outside says, "It won't be today"

As the song comes to a close, she seems to tell herself that one day a June 28 will come and go and she won't feel the hurt and the want. I'll wake up and be okay, she asserts. One day, it'll be just another Tuesday. But that day is not today.

For the full lyrics to Megan Moroney's ‘28th of June', see below:

Twenty-eighth of June, it was me and you
Rose petals on the bed, and I love you
Written on a happy 1-year card
"Here's to forever, you have my heart"
Drank a bottle of red and opened up another
Danced around the room, holdin' onto each other
Like we were never gonna let go
I was too naïve to know

Just 'cause something's good don't mean it lasts
By fall, we fell apart, and just like that
Time kept tickin', and you movеd on
Another 365 have come and gonе
Today would've been a day that we'd celebrate
And now it's just another Tuesday

Twenty-eighth of June, callin' out of work
Wakin' up alone, sleepin' in your shirt
Wonderin' if you think about me
Are you really already happy?
Come on, babe, don't say it's true
That she loves you like I still do
Say I still cross your mind
And it's eating you alive

Just 'cause something's good don't mean it lasts
By fall, we fell apart, and just like that
Time kept tickin', and you moved on
Another 365 have come and gone
Today would've been a day that we'd celebrate
And now it's just another Tuesday

The twenty-eighth of June will come one day
I'll wake up and be okay
But the rain outside says, "It won't be today"

Just 'cause something's good don't mean it lasts
By fall, we fell apart, and just like that
Time kept tickin', and you moved on
Another 365 have come and gone
Today would've been a day that we'd celebrate
And now it's just another Tuesday

Just another Tuesday

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Written by Alli Patton
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