"My Own Summer (Shove It)" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno, Chi Cheng, Stephen Carpenter and Abe Cunningham....
Hey you, big star
Tell me when it's over

Hey you, big mood, guide me to shelter
'Cause I'm through
When the two hits the six and it's summer

Cloud, come (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Shove (shove it, shove it, shove it)
The sun (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Aside (shove it aside)

I think god is moving its tongue
There's no crowd in the streets
And no sun in my own summer

The shade is a tool, a device, a savior
See, I try and look up to the sky
But my eyes burn

Cloud, come (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Shove (shove it, shove it, shove it)
The sun (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Aside (shove it aside)

Cloud, come (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Shove (shove it, shove it, shove it)
The sun (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Aside (shove it aside)

I think god is moving its tongue
There are no crowds in the streets and no sun in my own summer

Come (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Shove (shove it, shove it, shove it)
The sun (shove it, shove it, shove it)
Aside (shove it aside)


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"My Own Summer (Shove It)" as written by Chi Cheng Abe Cunningham

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  • +6
    General Comment"My Own Summer" is the perfect world in where no one cares to see everything and be out and a part of the normal society. They'd rather be in the dark, and they wouldn't care about the way a person looked because they wouldn't see them. Everyone would get to know the real person before they were judged. And they also wouldn't be a part of this fake happiness that the sun symbolizes. They would find their own happiness by just being themselves. And if they tried to "look up" (do their own thing, be happy with themselves and set goals, etc.) the sun wouldn't be there to "burn" them and say that that isn't what they're supposed to do, and that it isn't right. In summary I guess the summer, the perfect world is one where everyone is equal and can do whatever they want to without getting criticized for it.
    And by the way...I think when the two hits the six means (going back to the clock thing) 6:30. Two hands are on the "6". And what happens around 6:30 in the summer? The sun rises. That's when Chino says he is through, and he wants to find shelter. That's when "summer" starts. Makes sense doesn't it?
    Hope it wasn't too bad...
    Sage865711916on June 21, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThese Deftones songs can have a lot of meanings ...here's one of them : it makes me thing of a person closed in himself , constructing his own world : no crowds on the streets , no sun...
    pretty autistic :P
    Thornyon July 01, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love the line "God is moving its tongue", but I think he means that God is the one tormenting everyone w/the heat. And b/c God is so powerful, just a move of his tongue can cause torment throughout the world. In other words, God's not using much effort, yet Chino is experiencing the harsh consequences. Its kinda like God could just move his tongue and it could be earthquakes across the earth, he could move his finger, and devastate the masses.. something like that. I like that fact that he uses "its" too. It demonstrates a certain unknown about God. We don't know what God is really like contrary to existing religions.
    CitiLovron August 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment'no sun' in my own summer.
    The sun is oftenly associated with happiness, because light is. Darkness is associated with sadness. No sun means dark, which makes me kinda think of depression when he says 'no sun' in my own summer. I hate summer....
    Gates_Of_Midianon March 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI think that it's the rejection of god and the acceptance of a godless existence.
    burnblisteron March 26, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think when he says that god is moving its tongue, he means god is mocking him about the heat, perhaps by sticking his tongue out at him.
    Smokeon July 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat elephant?
    silenceinterupptedon November 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMade you look!!!!!!!!
    Damn, I'm good.
    irish_deftone6on November 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song could be a metaphore to all the different ways any of us find a way to escape the sun is a metaphore to the thing we seperate ourselves from or what brings us down.
    ded0liftedon November 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i think God is moving it's tongue"
    it may mean tongue as "language"

    like, he thinks God is changing his way of expressing
    like, the world seems different now, to Chino
    victorbassoon March 22, 2009   Link

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