"Summertime" as written by Joseph Carnall, Louis Ian Carnall, Joseph Thomas Green and Thomas Lee Rowley....
When the lights go out
Will you take me with you?
And carry all this broken bone
Through six years down in crowded rooms
And highways I call home
Is something I can’t know 'til now
'Til you picked me off the ground
With a brick in hand, your lip gloss smile
Your scraped up knees and -

If you stay
I would even wait all night
Or until my heart explodes
How long?
Until we find our way
In the dark and out of harm
You can run away with me
Anytime you want

Terrified of what I’d be
As a kid from what I've seen
Every single day
When people try
And put the pieces back together
Just to smash them down
Turn my headphones up real loud
I don't think I need them now
‘Cause you stop the noise and -

If you stay
I would even wait all night
Or until my heart explodes
How long?
Until we find our way
In the dark and out of harm
You can run away with me
Anytime you want

Well, anytime you want
Well, anytime you want
Don't walk away
Don't walk away
Don't walk away

'Cause if you stay
I would even wait all night
Well, or until my heart explodes
How long?
Until we find our way
In the dark and out of harm
You can run away with me
You can write it on your arm
You can run away with me
Anytime you want


Lyrics submitted by Fayiirah, edited by CrashFire, Synyzter, hihello6, SmashingDestiny

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  • +5
    General CommentI think that this beautiful song is about Gerard's relationship with his wife. Their reunion on the Projekt Revolution tour is where they began their romance and yes, it was summertime. Near the end of the song the lyrics, "You can write it on your arm" appear. During the tour, you can find pictures of the two on stage with their own bands, but they've got messages written on their arms that correspond with each other. I think they're a really adorable pair and they're good for each other. (not to mention their daughter is too cute!)
    revolution13on November 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is one hell of a song for them.
    Anilandon November 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can say this song made a huge impact in my life and made me realize a lot. The first time I listened to it I was about to lose my girlfriend because of my self distructive behavior and the more she tried to help me the more I got away. That night I listened to it a million times because I realized that I was losing one of the most important and meaningfull things I ever had for what? Darkness and solitude? It was a kick in the ass that took me out of the loop I was in.
    Ophydiaon March 07, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree that this is an amazing song, and aside from telling the story of Gerard's relationship with his wife, it appears to relate to the Killjoys storyline. 'Six years down in crowded rooms' may be referencing underground nuclear fallout shelters, which following the Great Fires of 2012 (which could have been a nuclear war of some sort) would have been the home of many people for years. 'Highways I call home' I think references where the Killjoys were forced to live their lives after the ruined cities of California were brought under the control of Better Living Industries. 'Terrified of what I'd be, As a kid from what I've seen' is also referring to the Great Fires; obviously meaning that Gerard witnessed the Great Fires as a child and was uncertain of his future in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. However, spite the grim setting in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, it is a beautiful song about Gerard and his wife. It's become mine and my girlfriend's song :) (yes, I have time to for a relationship as well as sadly pointing out the literal meanings of a song meant for a much different purpose!)
    spacemarinetomon February 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^I'm totally agreed with both of you. This song is incredible.
    There is one thing lyrically that sticks out really hard to me thought– I'm pretty sure it's "If you stay, I would even wait all night, or until my heart explodes." And it makes more sense that way...
    Adalia3x0hon November 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionWhen the lights go out
    Will you take me with you?
    And carry all this broken bone
    Through six years down in crowded rooms

    And highways I call home
    Is something I can't know till now
    Till you picked me off the ground
    With brick in hand, your lip gloss smile
    Your scraped up knees and

    If you stay
    I would even wait all night
    Or until my heart explodes
    How long?
    Until we find our way
    In the dark and out of harm
    You can run away with me
    Anytime you want

    Terrified of what I'd be
    As a kid from what I'd seen
    Every single day
    When people try
    And put the pieces back together
    Just to smash them down
    Turn my headphones up real loud
    I don't think I need them now
    'Cause you stop the noise and--

    If you stay
    I would even wait all night
    Or until my heart explodes
    How long?
    Until we find our way
    In the dark and out of harm
    You can run away with me
    Anytime you want

    Anytime you want
    Anytime you want

    Don't walk away (x3)

    'Cause if you stay
    I would even wait all night
    Or until my heart explodes
    How long?
    Until we find our way
    In the dark and out of harm
    You can run away with me
    You can write it on your arm
    You can run away with me
    Anytime you want
    emirion November 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song and after listening to it over and over again i still don't get why it hasn't received much airplay...
    klopez01on January 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti forgot exactly where i read it, but one time i read that lyn-z way (gerard's wife) had the words "run away with me" written on her arm, and gerard had "anytime you want" written on his neck. that's how he came up with the lyrics. i think it's a really cute song. ♥
    lol0kon April 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTerrified of what I'd be
    As a kid from what I've seen
    Every single day when people shock
    And put the pieces back together
    Just to smash them down
    Turn my headphones up real loud
    I think I need them now
    'Cause you suck the noise out

    I think this part refers to gerard and living in jersey and people that bullied him but when he started the band and found lyn-z he didnt need to be scared of what he will become anymore
    gloriaandchristian19on July 28, 2012   Link

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