"Summer's Gone" as written by and Steve Forrest....
Cue to your face so forsaken
Crushed by the way that you cry
Cue to your face so forsaken
What a surprise

You try to break the mould
Before you get too old
You try to break the mould
Before you die

Cue to your heart that it racing
Stung by the look in your eye
Cue to your heart that is racing
What a surprise


Cue to your face so forsaken
Crushed by the way that you cry
Cue to your face so forsaken
Say goodbye

Sing for your lover
Like blood from a stone
Sing for your lover
Who's waiting at home
If you sing when you're high
And you're dry as a bone
Then you must realize
That you're never alone
And you'll sing with the dead instead


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"Summer's Gone" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +4
    General Commentthis is probably one of the most beautiful songs ive heard in my life.

    music is the ultamite way of connecting with people on a broad scale. its the closest thing to raw emotion that we can trancend as humans. without it, the losesomeness of the world would be overwhelming and suicide would proabably be through the roof. i think this song is just the perfect portrayal of that thought.

    depression, lonliness and detatchment can be extrememly painful, but no matter where you are or how you feel, theres always someone who feels what you do. always rememebr that
    aaronabudon September 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about an internal struggle, about trying to be true to yourself. There are also some elements of self hatred in here - "crushed by the way that you cry" and "stung by the look in your eye". Being so angry with yourself for being unhappy.
    The chorus, speaking about how you "try to break the mould, before you get to old" is referring to trying to be yourself while you still have the chance.
    I think that last whispered bit is just kind of words of encouragement? The rest of the song is more of a narration, but that bit is telling them to hold on.
    Of course, I could be way off the mark here, but that's how I've always heard this song.
    EmotionSickness13on September 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about time past. The time is passing and life is stagnant, boring. But there are people there with you, your lover, your friends..in the same boat as you. Just as dead.
    OctaviaKeatonon February 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of i guy i know. He is almost 20 and still a "punk rocker". and he tries so hard to be this hard ass. and i had a huge crush on him... and he just made me depressed yet i was drawn to him... i don't know, it may have nothing to do with the song...
    BloodLuston April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a brilliant song, how come there are no comments?
    ash_trayon March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHear, hear... this song is beautiful, acoustically very clever

    I play guitar to this :o)
    Sirius1on April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgorgeous.

    "sing for your lover like blood from a stone"
    notsolonelyon July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me its about a lover who's been left behind and still holds a candle to her lover, even though its obviously futile ("sing for your lover like blood from a stone"). She thought her love was different (broke the mould) but she found it was just doomed the same. Anyway just my interpretation. ;)
    4bidnsnowflakeon September 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about being stuck in a relationship for too long, and no one really has the guts to end it because of the history they have together, so it just self-destructs...it's about trying to break old habits before they become a recurring pattern in your life. placebo are the best band in the whole world.
    paul_bankson October 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto paul_banks & last comment

    I listen to this song and read your comment and I think you hit the nail on the head. Probably because I'm in a situation that you describe
    Sirius1on April 16, 2006   Link

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