"Knives of Summertime" as written by and Mark Linkous....
A flock of knives cut the sky
And buried in my black eyes
And the clouds they bled in my head
And autumn rain soaked the dry beds

[Chorus]
And the hurricane of her eyes
Wailed away the knives
The knives of summertime, summertime
The knives of summertime, summertime
The knives of summertime

and I did swallow stained glass tears
Absorbed by the sun for many light years
And the fire flies in her hair
My red concertinas coming down the stairs

[Chorus]


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"Knives of Summertime" as written by Mark Linkous

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  • +1
    General CommentOkay, this is definitely a trippy song. Probably one of my favorite sparklehorse songs, I just love the melody of the verses, *so* good.

    I don't think this is necessarily *about* anything, just psychedelic imagery to provide feelings. I think of this as his version of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.
    spokenon July 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT, only one comment? this is my favorite. rip, mark linkous.

    and the hurricane of her eyes
    wailed away the knives
    the knives of summertime
    eating_for_youon March 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a love song for her
    betsapp91on July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe keeps all the bad things away from him
    betsapp91on July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe girl it's always there when the guy feels down and depressed. R.I.P. Mark Linkous ♥
    LuckyLighton April 08, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is alternative psychedelic indie opiated pop music at it's best.
    love how the girl
    prettywhnsedatedon April 21, 2010   Link

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