You lied to me,
Say you were wrong,
Like you have too many times.
And I'll believe its not my fault
like I have too much time.
So, hear me now boy, stay alive
Cuz that's the way it should go
Would your maker have opened your eyes, if he preferred them closed?

To feel the weight of summers lost.
I'd love to have you near,
and all the times we ever crossed
It was just to keep you here.
To try to be something you were not, like I have for you and promised to,
I know well get through this and won't let you do it.
So Stop, and make believe that I'm not wrong.
Cuz if I was, we'd all be gone.

Just to feel the weight of summers lost
I'd love to have you here
and all the times we ever crossed
It's just to keep you here

Just to feel the pain of summers lost
I'd love to have you here
and all the times we ever crossed
It was just to keep you here

Nights without end seem to bleed into days. Try to forget that it turned out this way. I wear the mark of the permanent stain. Not accidentally, I cursed gods good name. I am still mortified, yet relieved in a way, that when my days are done we'll be in the same place.

With winters mean brimstone, I set sail for Euphrates, All I can say is its a god
DAMN SHAME!
That we'd feel the pain of summers loss.
I'd love to have new years,
And all the times I've missed my loss
It was just to keep you, just to keep you
Just to keep you here with me, yeah.


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    General CommentOK, this song absolutely ties into Ten Ton Brick musically. I don't think J. would have done that if the lyrics didn't tie in either. Here is my take:

    The song is about a relationship.

    Lie to me,
    Say you were wrong,
    Like you have, too many times
    And I'll believe its not my fault
    like I have too much time

    There was an argument and she constantly just folds and concedes that she is in the wrong. Then, in turn, he believes he was free from any fault of his own.


    So, hear me now boy, stay alive
    Cuz thats the way it should go
    Would your maker have opened your eyes? If he preferred them closed.

    This is his mentor of sorts (or perhaps him talking to himself) telling him to quit blinding himself from the reality that he's also at fault and that his relationship is failing. "Stay alive" is saying "be emotional" or "care enough to fix the problem" because if you're emotionally dead, nothing ever improves in relationships. The eyes being open and closed is another metaphor, saying "realize what is going on."

    Too feel the weight of summers lost.
    I'd love to have you near,
    and all the times we've ever crossed
    It was just to keep you here.

    Summer is a metaphor for bright, sunny times in their relationship. He'd love to be close to her again. Whether this is physically or emotionally, it is irrelevant. "All the times we've ever crossed" means "all the times we've argued", it was just to keep her.

    To try to be something you are not, like I have for you and promised too.
    I know well get through this and wont let you do it.
    So Stop, and make believe that i'm not wrong
    Cuz if I was we'd all be gone.

    She is faking who she is by taking all the blame and trying to change herself for him, just as he does for her. This causes tension. He reassures her that they'll get through it and he is not willing to let her leave. He wants her to make believe he's not wrong so she will stay. They both realize this relationship is failing.

    Nights without end seem to bleed into days. Try to forget that it turned out this way. I wear the mark of the permanent stain. Not accidentally, I cursed gods good name I am, still mortified yet relieved in a way
    That when my days are done
    well be in the same plane.

    Long, sleepless nights due to their arguing. At this point, based on the intensity of the music, I think they have broken up. He wants to forget that it ended. He wears the "permanent stain" of her effect on him as a person. Him cursing god is just indicative of his frustration. He's mortified at losing her, but he is relieved in knowing that when he dies, they'll be together again, since they can't be in this world.

    With winters mean brimstone I set sail for Euphrates, All i can say is its a god
    DAMN SHAME!

    Winters, mean, and brimstone are all metaphors for tough times. He "set sail for Euphrates", a river in the Mesopotamia. This river has a lot of historical and religion context, which is why it fits nicely with J's lyrics. Goddamn shame is just referencing to seconds before where he "cursed god's good name."


    Basically, this is him feeling sadness/regret at losing her. Ten Ton Brick is where it turns into resentment.
    RoleMartyrXon November 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlol the lyrics need a little work but he gets a bit slipknotish near the end good cd though its a more of a deep listing to really be appreciated
    sabreslighton September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of six songs culminating one story or journey in the first half of the cd... this song is about being being in a tulmultuose relationship (losing summers) but wanting it all back even if it means...a summer lost.
    EcoProon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this some seems to be about a past loved one who committed suicide and coincides with House Carpenter on Vol I.
    "So, hear me now boy, stay alive
    Cuz thats the way it should go. Would you maker have opened your eyes if he'd preferred them closed?" closed eyes=dead

    "I know we'll get through this and wont let you do it.
    So Stop, and make believe that I'm not wrong
    Cuz if I was we'd all be gone."
    meaning things will get better and he can't be wrong or everyone would've killed themselves.
    "when my days are done
    well be in the same plane."
    When he dies they'll meet again.
    This line is the best. I have felt this way toward someone I've lost as well.
    "Id love to have new years and all the times I've missed my loss it was just to keep you here"
    Missing her and remembering her, regardless how painful, is what keeps her memories alive in his mind. If you block out the memories, you'll lose them that much quicker.
    LOVEmusicLIFEon December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmay u no bout this but this song is realted to house carpenter...if u play house carpenter backwards u will get summer's lost....and thats fuckin briliant
    BadboY86on February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song deals with both, Rapture and House Carpenter respectively. In Rapture a man and a woman, more then likely not a married couple, have a child but it is a sin to the woman and she kills it because it is against God. House Carpenter deals with the womans suicide and how she is going to the "house carpenter"(jesus christ). The man is stuck there with his child and love dead. Summer's Lost deals with how his son is gone and how he is dealing with it, and how he hopes to see him after he is dead. The screaming near the end could indicate that the man had killed himself. Velvet Rolls Royce from The Consumaton could be a foreshadow to his sons death or it could take place somewhere between Rapture and Summers lost.
    exile9013on August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI cant get it out of my head that he is making a reference to a lost loved. Almost like he got turned down by a girl and he wanted to commit suicide because he felt he was worthless. Or he is singing about a guy who cant get the words out of his mouth to this girl that he wants to date her. When he says every time we crossed or whatever is him saying he tried to say something to her but couldent. At the end she finally dated someone else and he feels lost.
    Seproughon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree about it being related to Rapture and House Carpenter, but I think it could also have another meaning, like all the time (like a summer) you could lose over something like a dead-end relationship
    TheEnviousWrathon February 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEver notice how the last line her really says:
    "keep you here, just to keep you
    Just to keep you here... with me, yeah..."
    ChubbyHuggson August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"*he," sorry about that.
    ChubbyHuggson August 12, 2009   Link

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