This is the summer that'll never come
It's like someone's holding on to the tail of the sun
I wanna waste time and walk the line
From my best routine to where I'm feeling alright
I can't hold out, I don't care about offending
The world's descending....

I know it's way to short, it rarely lasts too long
I'm just finding the floor, but when I look down, it's gone

This is the way it should always be
I've never had the propensity to work, breed and die
I prefer to spend mine on the fly
The be'ers got to be and the flee'ers got to flee
But as for me, well....don't worry about me

I know it's way to short, it rarely lasts too long
I'm just finding the floor, but when I look down, it's gone
I know it's way to short, it rarely lasts too long
I'm just finding the door, but when I turn around
When I turn around, it's gone

It seems like today I'm looking back
Well maybe tomorrow I'll see further
than my little head allows me to
I'll be cruising then I'll crack
Oh something better happen to these feelings
that I'm going through


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    General Commenti like this song.. it's good...
    Crossmyheart13on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment...there is absolutely nothing that beats summer. it takes oh-so-long to get here..and it goes by way----- too fast. as soon as we get things figured out, they change.
    displayingchangeson June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs...makes me so sad everytime I hear it. The whole anticipation for summer, and then when it gets here it's gone. And you look back and think, where did it go?
    theatrepunk03on July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit isn't actually about summer
    amandapennellon March 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great...
    jlux_04on March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this song comes down to you making things happen in your life, and not so much waiting for things happen to you.
    sludon June 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits about knowing that life's short and trying to get control of it, but it always slips out of your control. it's about not wanting life to be a routine cycle, and trying to life it to the fullest. I'm learning to play it on the guitar. I love it
    withouttheanneon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely not about summer. What it is a reference to, however, is drug use.

    The "Tail of The Sun" is in reference to a Chinese meaning/symbology meaning "Pure" or "The Simple Life".

    This is the summer that will never come, (Perhaps the person keeps promising sobriety. However, a drug user never really gets better, and instead offers themselves false promises; i.e.: This is the last one, this will be the last summer I get high, the excuses are endless.)
    It's like someone's holding on to the tail of the sun, (Someone is holding on to the Pure or Simple Life, which in a drug users case, life is not PURE and it sure as fuck isn't SIMPLE.)
    I wanna waste time and walk the line, (The phrase, "Walk the Line" stands for maintaining a fragile balance between one extreme and another. i.e.: good and evil, sanity and insanity, decency and decadence, etc. The user is wasting time by getting high and walking the line between good and evil, as society sees drug use as evil.)
    From my best routine to where I'm feeling alright, (The best routine is waking up in the morning, as many users mainly in Heroin or opiates can easily overdose. The user starts to "feel alright" when they start using the drug of choice.)
    I can't hold out, I don't care about offending, (Self-explanatory, the user can't hold out to their drug crave and he doesn't care about offending society's standard of what a drug user is, like a low-life junkie, for example.
    The world's descending.... (The user is coming down from the world, into perhaps a different world, as drugs alter one's perception.)
    I know it's way to short, it rarely lasts too long, (Drugs build tolerance so the high isn't as effective. Or a drug user is always feigning for more drugs, hence the high being short. it rarely lasts too long.)
    I'm just finding the floor, but when I look down, it's gone (Coming down from a high hence "finding the floor", when the user looks down, it's gone, due to the next high achieved. High, hence looking down at the floor and it being gone.)
    This is the way it should always be (The user always feels best high.)
    I've never had the propensity to work, breed and die (A druggies life, basically.)
    The be'ers got to be and the flee'ers got to flee (Be'ers are drug users, they just are. They are who they are. Society, people who look down upon drug use will flee. Or the be'res don't want people to know of their use.)
    But as for me, well....don't worry about me. (A typical druggies attitude. Not wanting anyone to know their business, etc.)
    It seems like today I'm looking back (Looking back to the false promises they made to themselves. Repeatedly using drugs when they don't think they are addicted.)
    Well maybe tomorrow I'll see further
    than my little head allows me to (Maybe they can see sobriety.)
    I'll be cruising then I'll crack (Maybe they have periods of sobriety, then they "crack" or relapse.)
    Oh something better happen to these feelings
    that I'm going through (The user is clearly torn about sobriety and drug use. They seem to struggle with this ongoing battle, as drugs are a lifelong struggle for a good amount of people.)

    Take it for what you will, kiddos.
    MaDySeNxon December 23, 2009   Link

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