"It Was My Season" as written by and Will Sheff....
Tell me a reason
To break things off,
Or stop the bleeding,
When it's my season.

My mind was just revving.
Your eyes, they went hard.
Our parents were freaking,
But it was our season,
All that time ago.

And if you want to stop our "thing" you'll stop my heart.
All this pain inside's still just too sharp.

What was I thinking?
Step out of your trailer
And into this dark!
It's warm and it's breathing,
And it's our season.

Your dad is half sleeping.
But, really, he's gone.
Can you hear his VCR weeping?
They crossed his wires completely
When they made him fire that gun.

I'll say to you: to cut it off's to cut me down
If they take me out of school, you out of town
I called a friend, my world at end, my words unwound.
I said, "It's crashing down around our heads".
We're dumb. We're dead. Shut up about it now.

I won't say I'm sorry, and how would they know?
Below the Atari I could feel your heart was just going.
We'll meet on the weekend. Your dad won't be home.
Your sister's out cleaning.
You don't need to speak it, because I know,
Baby, I know. I said I know.
You know I know.
That it was our season.

It's hard to believe it.
There isn't a reason.
It's only a feeling
When I look back on it now, remember how
Mixed up I got before they got me sorted out
All that heart-in-my-mouth,
All that head filled with doubt,
It's fading out.
I hardly think about it now.

They say that I'll go to college
And you will stay home
And watch while I'm leaving,
And the cold will just creep in.
Oh, Jason, I know.

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"It Was My Season" as written by Will Sheff


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    General CommentI love the impact of the last line of this song, when suddenly you realize that it's more than just the story of two teenagers in a typical forbidden relationship. When you realize that both parties are presumably male, suddenly the penultimate verse becomes SO depressing.

    "When I look back on it now, remember how mixed up I got before they got me sorted out...." He looks back and ignores the passion he felt earlier in the song, saying he was just "mixed up" for having feelings for another man. When he says "all that head filled with doubt," the doubt he's experiencing is the relationship itself. Convinced that his feelings were immoral, he hardly thinks about them anymore. An appropriate narrative for a song taking place in a small town during the 80s.

    I love the detour the song takes to talk about Jason's dad and his experience in the war. It seems completely unrelated, but it emphasizes the character's strained home life and also mirrors the main theme of the song. The line "They crossed his wires completely when they made him fire that gun" shows how social expectations can rob your comfort. The war took away Jason's dad's peace of mind, just has homophobia took away the narrator's security in his romantic feelings.

    Another interesting thing I realized about this song is that it's really similar to "A Favor" from their EP "Sleep and Wake Up Songs." A story of two teenagers in a vague romantic relationship, contrasted by descriptions of one character's father in the war. The line "I would be anything that you wanted me to be, but how could I change my body?" makes a lot of sense if you assume the speaker is a man uncomfortable with his feelings for another man.
    CrayonPrinceon August 22, 2013   Link

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