"Summer Skeletons" as written by and Benjamin P Cooper....
We were sun-burned and shoeless kids
It was the dead of July
We were skippin' stones in the failing light
I smelled the fire place
Although we were miles away
We were infinite
There was no time in those days

When all we knew wasn't stolen
There was nothing real to lose
When our heads were still simple
We'd sleep beneath the moon
You were something
That would always be around
When regrets were nowhere to be found

Lost out among the trees
Our hands scraped the bark
You still had bloody knees
From your spill in the dark
We were both laughing then
While carving bad words in the wood
We had no need to speak

Night, down by the shore
We were down by the shore
When the skies opened up
And all the stars fell into the lake
When the water was warm
Walked in over my head
But you pulled me out by the collar of my shirt

Dirt in our ears, sun in our eyes
Shirts hung in rags, head in the clouds
Our fears had no teeth, hearts were still blind
You barely talked and I didn't mind

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    General CommentThe line "I smelled the fire place"......makes me think of the lyrics of West........perhaps its the same characters here.
    Cyberghoston October 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentAlso I sort of wish this song had a more up-beat tempo because the lyrics seem to be rather carefree and fun while the music ends up making it sound sad......but perhaps that's what Ben was going for.
    Cyberghoston October 25, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI get the feeling he was inspired to write this after he found out one of his childhood friends passed away; mostly because of this line: "You were something
    That would always be around". And the death made him remember being young and how different the world is from a child's perspective. I love the melancholy sound, it's so nostalgic and bitter sweet. Like he is not only mourning the loss of his friend but also the simplistic innocence of being a kid.
    Rae12on January 19, 2014   Link

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