"One Summer Last Fall" as written by and Nigel Butler Nick Bracegirdle....
kid i held you with these arms that felt so hard
you kept your chin up and i held my guard
made a prison bed from a life i never led
let me correct these mistakes you delight in

god i hope i get it right / i've been practicing
kid i hope it holds some fraction of its feeling
if you keep believing then i'll keep on being
a ghost in his prison bed short sheeted and shook dead
looking at love he still hasn't made yet

that i couldn't make to you / baby, i can barely move

kid you were wrong / that wasn't me in that song
you write the lie you'd like to be
when your life feels like a book you wouldn't read

kid i've lived through others i made myself so small
i lived through a record one summer last fall
the singer said something i could only feel
i saw him this morning he still looked real real

god i need him here tonight
i just know he'd get this right

kid i'm a mess
if it looked good you're seeing things i guess
i changed my mind so many times / i'm a strobe light

flickering freak. the baby of the week.

i'm starting to see someone i could never be

kid what went wrong? / we had it all now it's all gone
i blew my mind out / now it's your turn to find out

what we all need
what we all mean

i'm starting to see someone i don't want to be

Lyrics submitted by typo

One Summer Last Fall song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment"a ghost in his prison bed short sheeted and shook dead " i love that line, i havnt really listened i mean really listened to this song but i wil soon, i like this song theres something about it, iOW something bit me on the neck, vampire? maybe, o maybe just a mosquito i guess ill never know
    okay off topic ill post again later
    "im starting to see"
    Edgyon July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. The line "when your life feels like a book you wouldn't read " is great. I think this song kindof shows that not everything blake writes about actually happened. That or it did and he wrote this song to mess with me... I'll never know!
    impossibledreameron April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the idea about living through a record, ive definitly had a record be the only thing that keeps me going before
    kharmapaymentmanon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Blake being other people through his music. When he writes music, he often writes as a character, then people believe he is that person, but he never was. Kids (or maybe even him) listen to music, and it makes them feel better, and they relate to the singer and love him for feeling like they do, but really the singer never felt it in the first place. I think it's kind of an apology in a way.
    That kind of makes sense right?
    SavestheWeezon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat makes perfect sense, and I couldn't have said it better myself.
    wicked123on February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Flickering freak" I wonder if that is a callback to "flicker like a freak through a sleepless week" from the Jawbreaker song Millions.

    curtsyon November 26, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top