Summer, I painted a scene that lit the stars for me. Said, "I can erase it for you dear." That summer created those words that came to life in three. They were denied by you. Summer I laid down below a glitter-adorned night and silently sparkled my own way. Summer I laid down by you and shared my frail light. You gave the dark to me. I looked inside to find the one I sent away. I nearly froze when I stepped inside to find the flowers turned to gray. I closed my eyes and kissed them one lest time. I wanted this excoriation. I thrive on this self mutilation. Summer, a morning so pale, alone when they found me. As I remained sleeping I heard them say, "This summer created a boy of abject misery." He was designed by you. So like a lost child I will hide, and like a lost lie I will find a way to return to the one who made me. Cover your eyes and we'll die together. Will you cry for me? Will you cry for me, or will you cry with me? I've been a lonely one. I've had this whole world drained from me. Am I the only one? I've had this world drained from me. Summer, I painted a scene that lit the stars for me. Said "I can erase it for you dear."


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    General Commentthose words that came to life in 3- i am gay, or i love you. obviously whomever he said these words too rejected him or possibly disowned him, which relates well to the song Home is Nowhere
    aCrowdisUntruthon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSummer, I painted a scene that lit the stars for me.
    Said "I can erase it for you dear"

    -Ok, i felt the need to interpret this one verse alone, cuz none of my friends get it. (And because of it's quasi-insurmontable poetic beauty) In short: He painted a scene, meaning he created at atmosphere, a reality, that lit the star for him, that represented the object of such splendor, such astronomical proportion. This scene was his bliss, his true rapture. "Said I can erase it for you dear". This simply symbolize the intense sacrafice he would do for this infamous "you". He's saying he'd give up his rapture for this "you". But since the scene is also his reality, his life, one could assume that he'd go to the extent of killing himself for "you". But I feel like making a more conservative approach to this, so i wont conclude on this and let you interpret it yourself. I think there's strong argument for and against... like most of Havoc's lyrics
    Remember, this is all in the context of that Summer

    "That summer created those words that came to life in three.
    They were denied by you."

    Again, he doesn't name the words which creastes a certain ambiguity, for the typical assumption deducts "I love you". I'll go according to this too, but aCrowdisUntruth makes a good point illustrating that they could be any words inspiring a certain rejection. The most important factor to me here, is the religious reference "that came to life in three". It's a christian reference OR to the Father, the son and athe holy ghost, OR to Jesus who supposively came to life in 3 days. PLEASE dont argue the validity of the bible here, just ancknoledge that it's a reference, there to give a biblical proportion to this love that arose that summer.

    Summarizing:
    - Found bliss that summer
    - Found love that summer
    - The object of such love he'd give up bliss for its contentment
    - The object of his love rejected his love/him

    Now the real debate begins
    - What is this "you"?
    - Was the "you" the object of his bliss?
    ----->That would imply that "painting a scene" = falling in love
    - What is the nature of the rejection?


    Well, that's all for today, i got an essay to write on Thomasism for my mediavel philosophy class. I wish I coul dwrite it on this song instead
    Raging_Pyroon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about suicide. "I can erase it for you dear." Refering to death ending the pain. Similar to girls not grey "has lead to a place where i belong with all erased."

    Summer I laid down below a glitter-adorned night and silently sparkled my own way. Summer I laid down by you and shared my frail light. You gave the dark to me. I think that is showing the feeling of loneliness and trying to find love and in the end finding only more "darkness".

    I looked inside to find the one I sent away. I nearly froze when I stepped inside to find the flowers turned to gray. I closed my eyes and kissed them one lest time. I wanted this excoriation. I thrive on this self mutilation. I think this is referring to the moment before the act of killing himself. He looks inside to see himself and sees something that keeps him going but he ends up saying goodbye. To him death is worth being looked down upon for killing himself.

    I could explain the rest but it would just take to long. I think you can get the idea
    tomb of fleshon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI really, really cannot believe anyone hasn't commented on this AMAZING song, besides one person. In my opinion, one of their best ever. It's so beautiful. I think it is about Davey wanting someone to take all of the pain from him and take it for themselves because he can't bear/bare to be what he is inside anymore. Like he's looking for a way out, if it is through a person or an outlet.
    WinterKisson June 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe's relatively happy, and then he meets someone who's depressed alot and falls in love, but that person doesn't love him at first (That summer created those words that came to life in three. They were denied by you.) then he starts to get sad and shares his life with this person, but then the other person gets happy and leaves him there by himself, depressed empty and forsaken, hoping to someday find a way back to happiness and he one he loves
    matrixmouse7on April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with you all for the most part.
    i think he basically kills himself trying to show his speical person how beatiful the world can be.
    and she introduces him to her world
    needafixon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentooh btw

    i didnt mean that he was literally killing himself..yeah.
    needafixon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so enchanting. When I listen to it, I feel like it's a part of me. Meaning? All I know is that it has to do with love.
    InBurningLighton May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcorrection: I forgot to add one last question

    When is this 'summer'?
    ---> Is it really the summer or simply there to symbolize a determined amount of time that is passed?
    ---> Then could the summer not be the spand of his relationship with this 'you'?
    Raging_Pyroon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about when you're in love with someone but that person just doesn't reallize about it, and he/she really means a lot in your life (you gave the stars to me), and when finally you are face to face with that person all you wanna do is scape from this cruel life with your beloved one (COVER YOUR EYES AND WE'LL DIE TOGETHER) and the most powerfull part of the confession comes when you finally say WILL YOU CRY FOR ME, WILL YOU DIE FOR ME... amazing song, i would like to dedicate it to someone...as many other AFI songs, THANX DAVEY ...
    ill maggoton October 27, 2004   Link

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