Cigarettes and innocence are scattered on the floor
It's the first of October and the summer is gone
You can't walk away and try claim that none of this was real
Sometimes autumn is confusing and I know exactly how you feel

And somewhere you want to go from here
Well I'd rather learn to sleep alone
And I swear I die inside some nights as the winter comes on
'Cause the summer is gone

Children's games
Freezing rain
And Carolina nights get confused out in Brooklyn where promises die
You can contemplate and half explain
And justify yourself to anyone who wants to listen
If your answers seem heartfelt

And somewhere you want to go from here
Well I'd rather learn to sleep alone
And I swear I die inside some nights as the winter comes on
'Cause the summer is gone

No one believes all the truth that you have while you dream
And no one believes
And no one believes so please just stop screaming at me
Won't you please just stop screaming at me
Won't you please just stop screaming at me
Won't you please just stop screaming at me
Won't you please just stop screaming at me

Wherever you want to go from here
Well I hope you learn to sleep alone
And I pray you die inside some nights as the winter comes on
'Cause the summer is gone

Oh
The summer is gone
Oh
The summer is gone
Oh
The summer is gone



Lyrics submitted by tillybum.

Summer Is Gone song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    The emotion in it is so real.
    zayzay01on June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi agree
    i think he's talking about a summer fling that isn't working perfectly as complications come about as summer is ending, and they dont know what they want

    "cause summer is gone" is a metaphor for their relationship,
    summer's gone along with their fling



    so they break up, but he's regretting it,
    or longing for the relationship they had when everything was going good
    and "And I pray you die inside some nights as the winter comes on" is him hoping the girl is missing him too

    beautiful song.
    kbabyyon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverytime this song comes up on my iPod, I'm like mehhh whatever...not my favorite Ron Pope tune.

    But then, if I keep listening, it gets to the "Won't you please just stop screaming at me" part. And the rawness and the truth are so painfully beautiful and fill me with awe every time.
    icesk8ngurlon April 27, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain