we used to go out on those summer nights
and dance in the neon rain
we used to hold hands at the movie show
but we'll never hold hands again

those days are gone
you and I were young those summer nights
you'll see the world
diving for a girl you'll never find
and then we'll quietly grow old...
the saddest story ever told

once upon a time we fell in love
or at least that's what you said
you say I can find someone else
but I just wish I was dead


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is my story for today.
    Ar-Kikanon July 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStephen Merrit is a lyrical genius. It's such a simple, lovely song - it pulls no punches, it doesn't hold any deeper message. It's just a girl (or a boy, since Stephen wrote the lyrics) missing a boy. That's all. And that's enough.
    dragonflyeyeson March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm spechless... Such a simple upbeat song carrying such a "depressing" message. I love it, I truly do.
    531on April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Fucking Love This Sad Song! Period.
    GrungyBeatleon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho sings this? Claudia or the girl who left before?

    I like how the summery upbeat pretty much clashes with the lyrics, in the same way moving on clashes with just about everything.
    clockwriston August 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWho sings this? Claudia or the girl who left before?

    I like how the summery upbeat pretty much clashes with the lyrics, in the same way moving on clashes with just about everything.
    clockwriston August 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe simplicity of this song makes it easy for anyone to relate to and sob over if they ever loved and lost.
    It says everything, and sounds wonderful.
    It's one of my favorites.
    kelseyautumnon December 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, this one's all about a nostalgic look back at love lost.
    LazyBon May 08, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHow has nobody commented on this? It's such a fucking fantastic song. Shame on you all.
    Bazon September 20, 2005   Link

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