"The City's Summer" as written by and Jarrod Gorbel....
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

You crawling through the dense green carpeting
Untamed and seventies, tiny fingers couldn't pry
Their way through that thick and knotted reverie

Relapse, fall backwards and slide
Are you suggesting that
I repress, repress and disguise?

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

The surge of static electricity
Brought on by the fear of being seen
Creeping up in silence on the battle scene
Slow and slithering

We stand still on 4th of July
Numb to explosions that
Scream and light, light up the sky

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

There's a solution, it's been tested
My desire will never persevere
When swimming in serotonin
The city summer smells like perfume

So rub your wrists together
Take a swing and you'll feel better
Once you close your eyes
Pretend to sleep for hours and hours spot on

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na na
(Through the kitchen then up the column of my spine)
Na na na na na na na
(All of this hatred and echoing despise)

Na na na na na na na na na
(Through the kitchen then up the column of my spine)
Na na na na na na na
(All of this hatred and echoing despise)

Na na na na na na na na na
(Just hold on, hold on)
Na na na na na na na
(Just hold on, hold on)


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"The City's Summer" as written by Jarrod Gorbel

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    General Commenti don't think it makes sense at all :[[
    sleepwithgiantson April 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is what jarrod said about this song:

    "The lyrics were a bunch of different kind of lyrics put together. I spent a lot of time on them. Especially that “na na na” part, each “na” was really… I just realized how that sounded. Lyrically, it took years to evolve that “na”. When I was coming up with the second “na”, followed by a third and fourth, I would cry. You know? Like, memories would just come back. By the fifth “na”, I was on the floor. I couldn’t deal with life. What I had become and what I had gone through. I was just like… no.. um....really that was the melody I liked. But the verses span from memories of being a child to two summers ago, on a rooftop of somebody’s building at a party on the fourth of July, and being on drugs. Because you’re not going to be on the rooftop of a building on the fourth of July without being on drugs."

    theywillrockyou.com/interviews/index.php/interviews/…
    Meefyon January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been waiting for these lyrics to go up forever, haha.

    however, i have some discrepancies.
    i could swear he says "repress and disguise" though i'm not sure that makes sense.

    and where you have "Crawling through the dense green carpet air"
    i think it should be "carpeting"

    that aside, i fucking love this song. sooo amazing. i don't know what it's about other than summer.
    sleepwithgiantson April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could have sworn he said 'disguise' also, and that is what I had originally, but I did not think that 'repress in disguise' made any sense.

    And as for the carpet part I just listened to a live track of this and I do hear more of an -ing sound
    Meefyon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrepress at the sky makes more sense though
    georgiannaon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, like repress means to hold back or suppress
    to disguise means to conceal.
    they are similar and so i think "repress and disguise" makes sense
    sleepwithgiantson April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrepress and disguise it is
    Meefyon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hate you meefy!
    georgiannaon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti do not! :-*
    sleepwithgiantson April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgo die!
    georgiannaon April 23, 2007   Link

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