In this room
I'm sitting by your side
It rains for hours and the phone is off its hook
Standing on the edge
Casting lots to set me up
Before you knock me down
Off the Summer's edge and drown me

We're betting on our own lives
Making up for all the time we lost.

In this house of cards
We're all holding hearts and spades
(One breath. one step could knock it all down)
But you lead with your eyes and you give it away
(Design to cut from the clouds)
When the people you love get lost in the shuffle
You let it go and then you fold

So we stay on the open road
We drive for hours and still no end in sight at all
Driving in your car
Miss the stop sign
Fall in love
Just to get knocked down

Pull your punches and burn with your cigarettes
Pulled like a punch and burnt like a cigarette
Forever


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Standing on the Edge of Summer Lyrics as written by Robert Iii Keeley Geoffrey Rickly

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    In regards to the meaning of this song: Before a live performance on the EP Five Stories Falling, Geoff states “It’s about the last time I went to visit my grandmother in Columbus, and I saw that she was dying and it was the last time I was going to see her. It is about realizing how young you are, but how quickly you can go.”

    That’s the thing about Geoff and his sublime poetry, you think it’s about one thing, but really it’s about something entirely different. But the lyrics are still universal and omnipresent, ubiquitous, even. So relatable. That’s one thing I love about this band. I also love their live performances, raw energy and Geoff’s beautiful, imperfectly perfect vocals. His voice soothes my aching soul.

    [Edit: More info, more context]
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