Sweet summer night and I'm stripped to my sheets
Forehead is leaking, my AC squeaks and
A voice from the clock says, "You're not gonna get tired"
My bed is a pool and the walls are on fire
Soak my head in the sink for a while
Chills on my neck and it makes me smile but
My bones have to move and my skin's gotta breathe
You pick up the phone and I'm so relieved
You slide down your stairs to the heated street
And the sun has left us with slippery feet
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
And be here with you, we're goin'

It doesn't really matter, I'll go where you feel
Hunt for the breeze, get a midnight meal
I point in the windows, you point out the parks
Rip off your sleeves and I'll ditch my socks
We'll dance to the songs from the cars as they pass
Weave through the cardboard, smell that trash
Walking around in our summertime clothes,
Nowhere to go while our bodies glow
And we'll greet the dawn in its morning blues
With purple yawn, you'll be sleeping soon
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you

When the sun goes down, we'll go out again (16x)
Don't cool off, I like your warmth

Let's leave the sound of the heat for the sound of the rain
It's easy to sleep when it wets my brain
It covers my rest with a saccharine sheen
Kissing the wind through my window screen
The restlessness calls us, that I cannot hide
So much on my mind that it spills outside
Do you want to go stroll down the financial street?
Our clothes might get soaked, but the buildings sleep
And there's no one pushing for a place
Let's meander at an easy pace
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
I want to walk around with you
Just you, just you, just you...


Lyrics submitted by Jack_Strife, edited by SnowIsGone, laurentertaining, NoahTheDuke

Summertime Clothes song meanings
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  • +8
    My InterpretationI think the line "Foreman is leaking" should be "Forehead is leaking." Unless he's talking about a foreman taking a piss in his bedroom (which could also explain the pool in his bed...), it makes alot more sense that he would be sweating on a hot summer night.
    brianh1818on January 06, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI drove around in cirles listening to this song today.
    It's worth wasting gas.
    forsakeconon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commenthe never says "love" in this song or anything along those lines, but no song has ever made me feel like the singer loves who he's talking about as much as this one does.

    i loooove this song so much! everytime he says "i want to walk around with you" i get chills. it's so sweet!
    landofsubmarineson January 03, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commentsome errors in there, these sound right to me:

    sweet summer night and i'm stripped to my sheets
    forhead is leaking - my ac squeaks
    and a voice from the clock says "you're not gonna get tired"
    my bed is a pool and the wall's on fire
    soak my head in the sink for a while
    chills on my neck and it makes me smile
    but, my bones have to move and my skins gotta breath
    you pick up the phone and i'm so relieved

    you slide down your stairs to the (?)eager/evenin'(?) street
    and the sun has left us with slippery feet
    and i want to walk around with you
    and i want to walk around with you
    and be here with you

    it doesn't really matter i'll go where you feel
    (?)hunt(?) for the breeze, get a midnight meal
    i point in the windows as you point out the parks
    rip off your sleeves and i'll ditch my socks
    dance to the songs from the cars as they pass
    move through the cardboard, smell that trash
    walkin' around in our summertime clothes
    know where to go while our bodies go

    and we'll greet the dawn in it's morning blues
    with purple yawns you'll be sleepin' soon
    and i want to walk around with you
    and i want to walk around with you

    when the sun goes down we'll go out again (repeat 19283719023123124 times)

    don't cool off, i like your warmth

    Let's leave the sound of the heat for the sound of the rain
    It's easy to sleep when it wets my brain
    It covers my rest with a saccharine sheen
    Kissing the wind through my window screen
    But restless is causeless and I cannot hide
    So much on my mind that it spills outside
    Do you wanna go stroll down a financial street?
    Our clothes might get soaked
    But the building's sleep

    And there's no one pushing for a place
    As we enter at an easy pace
    And I want to walk around with you (x2)
    I want to walk around with you (x4)

    Just you, just you, just you, just you (x4)
    lull123on January 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBEST LYRICS I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME. whoa
    kstemzon December 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat song off the new album. Its about living in the city, everything being humid and hot and not being able to sleep. He calls his girlfriend and luckily she picks up the phone, as its the middle of the night. They go out and walk through the city alone window shopping and dancing to music they hear from car stereos. Great imagery and a great concept.
    liquidus4on December 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Don't cool off
    I like your warmth

    that line gives me the shivers every time I listen. Avery and Animal Collective at their best right here
    IsItLuckon January 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentofficial

    Sweet summer night but I'm stripped to my sheets
    Forehead is leaking, the AC squeaks and
    A voice from the clock says, "You're not gonna get tired"
    My bed is a pool and the walls are on fire
    Soak my head in the sink for a while
    Chills on my neck and it makes me smile but
    My bones have to move and my skin's gotta breathe
    You pick up the phone and I'm so relieved
    You slide down your stairs to the heated street
    The sun has left us with slippery feet
    And I want to walk around with you
    And I want to walk around with you
    And be here with you and go out

    It doesn't really matter, I'll go where you feel
    Hump for the breeze, get a midnight meal
    I point in the windows, you point out the parks
    Rip up your sleeves and I'll ditch my socks
    Dance to the songs from the cars as they pass
    Weave through the cardboard, smell that trash
    Walking around in our summertime clothes,
    Nowhere to go while our bodies blow
    But we'll greet the dawn with morning blues
    In purple yards we'll be sleeping soon
    And I want to walk around with you
    And I want to walk around with you
    nominalon January 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor the chorus I've been hearing
    "And the sun goes down on the world again"
    lblitzeron June 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti don't know about you guys but i hear:

    The restlessness call says that I cannot hide

    and:

    Nowhere to go where our bodies glow.

    and finally:

    As we meander at an easy pace.
    sporchabrotheron January 23, 2010   Link

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