Tear, Tear off your skin. What's there within?
Life on wooden swings when all was young
With summer tongues. I don't care to know
Who's been before. Oh, We could stand to run
Never look back at trains or tracks

You could disappear
You could disappear

And I'll kiss you in London
Love you in France
Sunsets in Germany
Spain we can slow dance

Somewhere outside, somewhere outside
Somewhere outside, somewhere outside

Wake from lover's care in slumber's bed
Days in quiet homes when life was young
With summer tongues

You could disappear
You could disappear

And I'll kiss you in London
Love you in France
Sunsets in Germany
Spain we can slow dance

Somewhere outside, Somewhere outside
Somewhere outside, Somewhere outside

You could disappear
You could disappear

And I'll kiss you in London
Love you in France
Sunsets in Germany
Spain we can slow dance

Somewhere outside, somewhere outside
Somewhere outside, somewhere outside

And I'll kiss you in London
Love you in France
Sunsets in Germany
Spain we can slow dance

Somewhere outside, somewhere outside
Somewhere outside, somewhere outside


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    This is the ideal marriage.

    "You could dissappear .... Somewhere outside." Who doesn't want that?

    m7rk127on November 15, 2014   Link
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    such a good song. stephen writes beautiful music.

    you can hear this here: absolutepunk.net/artists/showlink.php

    MCSmateon July 22, 2009   Link
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    This is compiled from listening to the song and reading the original poem here: modesty.blogspot.com/2007/01/when-life-was-young-with-summer-tongues.html

    Tear, tear Off your skin Whats there within. Life on wooden swings When all was young, With summer tongues. I Don't care to know Who's been before. Oh we could stand to run Nev'r look back at trains or tracks

    You could disappear You could disappear

    And I'll kiss you in London Love you in France Sunsets in Germany Spain we can slowdance, Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside

    Wake From lover's kept, on slumbers bed Days in quiet'r homes When life was young, With summer tongues.

    You could disappear You could disappear

    And I'll kiss you in London Love you in France Sunsets in Germany Spain we can slowdance, Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside

    You could disappear You could disappear

    And I'll kiss you in London Love you in France Sunsets in Germany Spain we can slowdance, Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside

    And I'll kiss you in London Love you in France Sunsets in Germany Spain we can slowdance, Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside Somewhere outside

    emaildumpon July 22, 2009   Link
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    Oh my gosh, this song is sooo sweet. If you have the physical album, there's a really beautiful paragraph explaining this song, directed to his wife.

    singingtheblueson August 06, 2009   Link
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    I didn't think he was married...he was engaged but I'm almost 100% sure they ended their engagement.

    hmt07on August 25, 2009   Link
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    Tear, Tear off your skin, What's there within. Life on wooden swings When all was young With summer tongues, I don't (couldn't figure this out?) Whose been before, (On weekends spent around? couldn't figure these lines out either)

    I think that its:

    "I dont care to know, whose been before."

    awholeotherl0veon December 15, 2009   Link

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