It’s a song about nostalgia and missed opportunities. I’ve got a sneaking feeling that the June of the title might in fact be a girl. Many of Game Theory songwriter Scott Miller’s lyrics were about girls:
I'm always conscious of trying to sound like something else, mostly something pretty old. The time when I started having record deals was unfortunately the time I thought the whole music business was finally going right down the eye of the toilet. I was really naive enough to think that groups like the dBs were going to rise triumphantly and define the 1980s, whereas of course it was, you know, Madonna. I remember feeling it was essential to hold on to this mid-sixties way of talking about a particular girl with a particular mysterious complexity the way Bob Dylan would, or something.
The last attempt at a reappraisal of Game Theory’s fine legacy came with the CD reissues about 15 years ago. Not much excitement was generated, and their albums are long-deleted. They’re just one of those bands who weren’t seen as cool enough - despite much of their music being fantastic – and are now an almost-forgotten footnote in pop history.