And Your Alowed to Change
You Have Permission to Try
You're Moving Off to Salt Lake
And No One Will Ask Why
Moving Off in June Not a Day to Soon
It All Seemed So Perfectly Strange
Break It All in Two And You'll Be Off Into
It's All Just So Perfectly Strange
And I'm Alowed to Break
When My Shits Wraped to Tight
Though It All Seems Strange
This Compoltion to Die
Shoving Off From Shore Can't Take Any More
It All Seems So Perfectly Lame
Lifting Up on Four Breaking Down The Doors
It's All Just So Perfectly Lame

Life Was Perfectly Sad
It's Perfectly Sadder Now
Life Was Perfectly Sad
It's Perfectly Sadder Now

And I'm Alowed to Break
A Simple Catch in The Throught
Was It All That Great Back in The Summer Of Boats
Your Alowed to Change
You Don't Need Permission to Try
You're Moving Off to Salt Lake
And No One Will Ask Why
Break It All in Two
It's What You Have to Do
It All Seems So Perfectly Plain
I'll Make It Shine For You
Hit The Moon Light Too
It's All Just Perfectly Perfectly

Life Was Perfectly Sad
It's Perfectly Sadder Now
Life Was Perfectly Sad
It's Perfectly Sadder Now


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    General CommentI think he is singing

    I'll make a shrine for you
    And you can burn that too

    instead of

    i'll make a show for you
    you can burn out too
    William_B.on November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn Chicago (the band's hometown) some people own boats that they take out on Lake Michigan. Were you to know the right people, you could spend plenty of time on boats over the course of a summer, so much so that you might later refer to it as the "Summer of Boats."

    That line ("Was it all that great / back in the Summer of Boats?") excellently captures how people often second guess the good times in the aftermath of a relationship.
    JeremyB1on December 26, 2009   Link

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