Butter on a summer day
When she's around
I was on the tracks
When the gate came down
Suddenly I recognized
Those bloodshot rear view mirror eyes as mine

I heard that whistle call my name
I almost drove away
But Megan I had a feeling that you would be on that train
So I just waited there for you

Caught a ride to another town
Where the air was clean
And the sun never goes down
Everyone was standing in a line
Between the landing and the stairs

I heard somebody call my name
I almost climbed the stairs
But Megan I had a feeling that someday you'd meet me there
So I just waited there for you

Butter on a summer day
When I hear that name
It's a dream that never came true
Sat down on the tracks
And waited for a train to take me back to you

Somebody came and took my hand
I finally had to go
But Megan I just want you to know
That I waited as long as I could

Butter on a summer day when she's around

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    General Commentsmoking popes is the band i most wish was still together, and not just because they had a song about me. :)
    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree meggy-smoking popes rock my world ;)
    dyspunktionalon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmega maggie is cool cause she likes smoking popes yes their awesome they have great songs and i dont know the singers name but i love his voice !(sexy) well whatever tickles your pickle latterr mange
    dinosauron August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love Smoking Popes, my new fave band. 8-) This song was stuck in my head for like three days. It was bad. But good. Because this song rocks. =Þ
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite Smoking Popes song. I just love the "butter on a summer day when she's around" line. I think a lot of us can relate to this song. I know i've went somewhere because i had that feeling that a certain person would show up. It's the love of dreaming and you can't let that slip away. The feeling of being in love is like none other.
    Grayon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's not that he went somewhere to see if the girl would show up, he wanted to kill himself by thowing himself in front of a train..twice! He was on the tracks when the gate came down to be taken back to her. This ain't a "sweet" song. It's suicidal.
    gilbagon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBad Astronaut does a cover of this song i believe it was on a Smoking Popes tribute album
    JeffKaos71on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah its a shame these guys broke up. I was emailing the drummer back and forth when they were together and about to break up. He gave me the news before they went public. Anyway, this song is VERY sad and most likely about loneliness and wanting to die because of longing for a deceased loved one.
    spokexxon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove it. good thing theyre gonna do another show soon!
    phillyon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove it. good thing theyre gonna do another show soon!
    phillyon March 09, 2006   Link

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