Butter on a summer day when she's around
I was on the tracks when the gates came down
And suddenly I recognized those bloodshot rearview mirror eyes as mine
And I heard that whistle call my name
And 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 in 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 your name, it's a dream that never came true
So I sat down on the tracks and waited for a train to take me back to you
And somebody came and took my hand
And I finally had to go
But Megan I just want you to know that I waited as long as I could

I'm butter on a summer day when she's around...

Lyrics submitted by fedorov1fan, edited by emmamilliken11

Megan Lyrics as written by Josh Caterer

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Megan song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Commentto me this song is about someone who is waiting for the girl of his dreams. He says how he turns to mush when shes around. He also says how he has though about moving on but doesn't becuase he wants to be with her.
    clw158ffon March 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe sounds like kermit the frog
    but i love this song
    punkkid6312on January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really don't think that this song has to do with death.
    When people analyze songs, it seems that they tend to automatically assume that the lyrics are about a bf/gf who died because it's about wanting someone who's no longer there. Although it's very possible, I don't think that is the case with this song.
    I think this song specifically is about a couple who have broken up, and even though it's been a long time, the guy still has feelings for 'Megan'. He still wishes he could see her again, and he's finding all of these possible ways for it to happen (notably, the train). Like he's been waiting around for her to come back to him and everything reminds him of her. However, he realized that he couldn't wait forever and that he's found someone new. But just for the record - he tried his hardest.
    beautifulxgoodbyeon August 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"Bloodshot rearview mirror eyes"
    -him mourning the death of Megan

    "So I sat down on the tracks and waited for a train to take me back to you"
    -awaiting suicide via incoming train

    "Somebody took my hand....I waited as long as I could"
    -Someone took his hand and led him to heaven
    or could also mean:
    -Someone helped him out of depression and he moved on and didn't kill himself
    janeaparis1on July 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood fucking cover of the smoking popes
    chisox142on March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this cover. It's awsome.
    youforeahon March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this cover, I think it's one of my favorite covers, ever.
    PointlessxxForeveron March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI took this song a little differently then most but here it goes.
    The first verse I took kind of literal, he sits on the tracks and before he decides to get off he thinks about her and gets hit.
    In the second verse lines like "Where the air was clean and the sun never goes down" and "Everyone was standing in a line in between the landing and the stairs" I took as describing heaven, he almost goes up the stairs but hears someone calling his name and he is holding on.
    The third part he is a ghost and doesn't realize it. He goes back to the tracks to wait for her but "a someone took my hand" I think refers to God. It was finally his time and he tried to hold on as long as possible to let her know what she meant to him.

    Like I said before I got a different meaning out of this song then most people.
    tommyp47on July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing cover. I agree with Tommy for the most part. Definitely a song about death, though I didn't realize that until listening to it in the context of the Bayside Acoustic album, what with John and all (RIP).
    noseovertail711on August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman i saw Bayside back when they just released Long Story Short...damn it feels like such a long time ago...but anyways..i saw them at a place at Indianapolis....seriously only 15 people in the building and about 6 (including me and my g/f) in front of the stage they played...they covered Megan (non-acousticly) the best cover song ive ever seen a band play. it was really great, i told them they should record the cover cause it was amazing...little did i know my deams would come true on this acoustic, (but would rather here it non-acoustic =P)
    m4cbethon October 13, 2006   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