Summer Skin Lyrics - Death Cab For Cutie

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Squeaky swings and tall grass
The longest shadows ever cast
The water's warm and children swim
And we frolicked about in our summer skin

I don't recall a single care
Just greenery and humid air
Then Labor day came and went
And we shed what was left of our summer skin

On the night you left I came over
And we peeled the freckles from our shoulders
Our brand new coats so flushed and pink
And I knew your heart I couldn't win
Cause the season's change was a conduit
And we'd left our love in our summer skin

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Heartbreak | Reviewer: | 8/24/11

My boyfriend and I started dating on labor day, and now we are approaching our one year anniversary. But i havent seen him in two months because he had to move with his family 1000 miles away. And as this summer is ending i am beginning to have my doubts if i can carry on a serious relationship from so far away. I really care about him, but i cant go see him because of money, same for him :( im beginning to feel as if itd be easier to say goodbye.

Missing You. | Reviewer: Alyy | 12/25/10

Love this song. Last summer I went to Hawaii, and happened to meet this boy there. This song was written for us, I swear. "Squaky swings and tall grass" = our hammocks, and the tall grass around them. "the longest shadows ever cast" = when we met, just at sunset. I could go on for the whole song but I'm sure you don't want to read that. Anyway, I need to forget him, but this song is so perfect for our Hawaiian romance. We've all been here. And it's hard. But we left our love in our summer skin.

love lost | Reviewer: sad | 11/23/10

What an elegant way to portray summer love gained and summer love lost. Or perhaps even an interest in attaining love, but then coming to a realization that the careless happless dream love of yours is transitioning witht the seasons and will forever be gone. To steal a line from dashboard confessional... "love is like a role that we play" you really can substitute love<->summer and apply that theory to this songs outcome.

time makes a difference | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/8/10

i was with a boy, whom i fell madly in love with.... this song hits me because, before summer we were fine. we spent every living breathing moment together... i moved and went on to do my things after he moved, and we gave it a shot for the long distance part.... but after the summer.... it fell apart. now im wit the person whom i couldnt imagin being without and we are together in the military.... but somewhere deep down, i will always love my summer and highschool sweetheart...

a really great summer. | Reviewer: Paige | 8/6/10

Every summer brings great and terribly sad memories for me. There's when I made new friends, formed close bonds with current ones, lost others, and either developed or tragically lost a relationship. This summer has been one of the best, by far.

and this song signifies that some good things come to an end. Summers are quite bittersweet for me, especially when fall comes around. <3

This song for me.... | Reviewer: K S | 7/7/10

I was 15 when one of my best friends died at 16 years old. Im now 27 and this song brings his memory back to me. He wasnt my summer love but we shared a lot of summers together. We peeled a lot of freckles from our shoulders. Summer Skin encompasses an entire era for me. What a beautiful song!

stupid sad story | Reviewer: heartbroken | 7/4/10

I was with a girl for 4 years. The last verse reminds me of the day she came to my house after she had broken up with me over the phone. We cried together for the first and last time. I'll never forget that day, and I'll always love her somewhere deep down.

love this sing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/6/10

This song really hits me because i had a summer love and we had no care in the world i was about to go into 8th grade while he was about to become a freshmen i thought we would be fine and be together forever since we completed each other and we always were together no mater what we did something so amazing and never forgetable on labor day the day before school started and then school messed everything up and he is now with his high school girlfriend.
( this is me and my ex-boyfriends song )

it's true. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/18/09

For kids that are still in school "love" always seems to hit them in summer. Summer's beautiful and I had a relationship all through summer but we were put in seperate schools and everything just started fading in school. Pointless story but, the line, "We left our love in our summer skin" is very true for a lot of people.

changes | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/17/09

i think everyone can relate to this song. i fell in love with this song.

i had a summer love this year. i had no worries, no care. i was just about the most happiest person in the world because of him. then june slowly changed to july, then august came. school was beginning to start and he had to go away. i never got to say a proper goodbye. he's a thousand miles away, and i'm just sitting here waiting for the next summer to come.

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