How the time passed away, all the trouble that we gave
And all those days we spent out by the lake
Has it all gone to waste, all the promises we made
One by one they vanish just the same

Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly by
But the memories remain

In the middle of September we'd still play out in the rain
Nothing to lose but everything to gain
Reflecting now on how things could've been
It was worth it in the end

Now it all seems so clear, there's nothing left to fear
So we made our way by finding what was real
Now the days are so long that summer's moving on
We reach for something that's already gone

Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly by
But the memories remain

In the middle of September we'd still play out in the rain
Nothing to lose but everything to gain
Reflecting now on how things could've been
It was worth it in the end

We knew we had to leave this town
But we never knew when and we never knew how
We would end up here the way we are
Yeah we knew we had to leave this town
But we never knew when and we never knew how

Of all the things I still remember
Summer's never looked the same
The years go by and time just seems to fly by
But the memories remain

In the middle of September we'd still play out in the rain
Nothing to lose but everything to gain
Reflecting now on how things could've been
It was worth it in the end



Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong


September song meanings
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    General Comment:I think it's actually about a summer romance that didn't last forever, but the guy still remembers and is reflecting on how it was all worth it even though it's over now. It sounds like they want it to work, but it can't. They "reach for something that's already gone", but they're in different places literally and in life. "Yeah we knew we had to leave this town, but we never knew when and we never knew how we would end up here the way we are." The way they are is apart leading separate lives and missing each other, or at least I think so because the way he is reflecting on all the memories and the way the background music sounds give off the vibe of a sad song. Even though they miss each other, summer is over, and they are in different places, which means they have to move on. The only thing left is the memories and knowing it was all worth it.

    For me personally, this song reminds me of a guy I was never in a relationship with, but I liked him a lot, loved him even. He's my neighbor. I'm a year older than him, so I had to leave for college, and I always knew my time to reach for whatever we had would run out...it's a long story (long as in years long), and supposedly I never meant anything to him, and he ended up breaking my heart senior year...but I think of those sweet middle school memories when I hear this song. "The years go by and time just seems to fly, but the memories remain" is so true. Maybe it was worth it even though nothing really happened and nothing ever will. I thought I moved on this past year in college, but I came home, and the memories came back. It'll never be the same...I know that, and someday I'll move on for good and not just temporarily.

    The main idea of this song is that when situations prevent a relationship from working out, all you have is the memories. You have to move on and accept that it was worth it even though it's over, and things will never be the same. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to that whether it was a summer romance like in the song or a long, drawn out story like mine.
    MelDiVon June 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:to me this song is about a summer romance that actually lasted forever
    kayleerachelon August 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:This song reminds me of the book Charlie St.Cloud. It's about a boy whose little brother dies but he still holds onto him and meets his spirit to play catch with him every night. Charlie has the choice to move on and live with only the mempries of all the times he had with his brother or to continue living in an unrealistic world where his brother is still alive. Basically, I think the song is about moving on, and even though you don't want to let go of something that is important to you, you will always have the memories.
    elianneon July 16, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:I Just Think This Is a Really good song.
    It Reminds me Of The Past... but Yet SomeHow The Present future(:
    sweetfateon January 20, 2011   Link

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