"Ode To Summer" as written by and Michael Richard/watkins Lewis....
Got to say,
I am there,
And, you are for,
I had our best times,
Had it our way, best times, but it's all I count...

Sit down, my soul, I told you that my time is up
And I'm falling down,
Got it all worked out,
Now I say to you that you would

But if it ever came down to one day,
One day left in a thousand,
The last good times of summer,
Are the last few minutes of warmth,

Remember what it was like to enjoy our time,
Before we all go back to school and learn,
Before our eyes turn grey again,
And we forget what it was ever like to feel awake, to feel awake,

So is this why I feel so cold?
There's to much panic I've been told,
And every time I show, I see the way it used to go,
I need to see that every year, not to hear it just so clear,
So clear

The nights were so much hotter then ,we all hung out and made a menz,
It's like you can't go back but hearing that just makes me want to,
Call my friends, tell them that I'm coming HOME!!

So down, inside

So why don't I face it, why can't I face it?
So why don't I face it?
So why don't I face it?
So why don't I face it?
So why don't I face it?

The nights were so much hotter then ,we all hung out and made a menz,
It's like you can't go back but hearing that just makes me want to,
Call my friends, tell them that I'm coming HOME!!

So why don't I face it, why can't I face it?
So why don't I face it, why can't I face it?
So why don't I face it, why can't I face it


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"Ode to Summer" as written by Lee Gaze Ian Watkins

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    General Commentthis song reminds me so much of skool, its saying how much of a hassle skool is with fitting in and having to go back there and follow all the conformity. wen people are at skool, they lose sight of who they really are, and it makes them become different people, hense the line "before our eyes turn grey again and we forget what it was like to feel awake". holidays bring people back to being themselves, all i can say, is that i cant wait to finish skool all together.
    supa grrlon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentah why the hell do they not play this live all the time? it's so good
    thisGIRLon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI was at a TINY ass club show they did on an offdate for ozzfest, Ian decided to listen to us fans (and to the objection to Lee) played the song. Lee said he wanted to stick to the setlist, and Ian said that it was "livin for the moment" and what was worse was Lee's shit was messin up, I think his board was all screwy and that was one of the reasons he just wanted to stick to the setlist and get the shit over and done. Lee is GOD!

    peace-
    Josh
    Xeneizeson September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentO o O o O o O o O........
    DrAgOn_35_NiNjAon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are completely wrong and butcher the meaning of the song.
    Maelstromon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGot to say, I am there.
    And you for..
    And I had our best times.
    Had it our way.
    Best times, but it's all I count.

    Sit down, my soul.
    I told you that my time is done.
    And i'm falling down,
    Got it all worked out.
    Now I say to you that you were..

    But if it ever came down to one day,
    one day left in a thousand,
    the last good times of summer.
    the last few minutes of warmth.
    Remember what it was like to enjoy our time,
    before we all go back to school and learn?
    Before our eyes turned grey again,
    and we forget what it was ever like to feel awake.

    So is why I feel so cold?
    It's too much panic, i've been told.
    And everytime I show, I see the way it used to go.
    I need to see that every year, not just hear it so clear..so clear..
    The nights were so much hotter then,
    we all hung out and made amends,
    it's like you can't go back
    but hearing that just
    makes me want to call my friends
    and tell them that i'm coming home.

    Feeling it all down inside, it got to me..
    Feeling it all, seeing it all..
    Feeling it all, seeing it all..

    The nights were so much hotter then,
    we all hung out and made amends,
    it's like you can't go back
    but knowing that just
    makes me want to call my friends
    (why dont I face it?)
    and tell them that i'm coming home.
    (why cant I face it?)

    (why dont I face it?)
    (why cant I face it?)
    Maelstromon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about nostalgia, and missing your friends from school and hanging out with them during the summer when responsibility came second to fun.
    Maelstromon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMeanings obsious, but was whoever wrote the lyrics on this website high or sumthing? "its pssing down?" WTF!?
    batista_bombon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song live at Leeds on 7/12/06 and I was there. Ian Watkins gave the crowd the choice between this and "Five is a Four Letter Word" by getting Lee Gaze to play the intros to each song. I'm sure the crowd shouted for "Five..." but I wanted this one and they played it. That gave me the opportunity to get right near the front because hardly anyone knew this song. It's class though, make me sad when I think of the summer, especially during these dark winter nights.
    Lewis88on December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song at Blackburn (2-12-2006) again they did the choice thing, and they played this one, i was so happy cos this song in amazing, this song to me remids me of the feeling you get going back to school after havign abrilliant summer, like you never want summer to end..
    LeeGaze4evaon December 19, 2006   Link

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