"The Summer Ends" as written by Steven Joseph Lamos, Stephen Michael Holmes and Michael Thomas Kinsella....
I'm thinking about leaving and how I should say goodbye. with a handshake, or an embrace, or a kiss on the cheek, or possibly all three. well maybe I've been wrong. maybe my intentions are irrelevant. but honestly, it's not just for me. we've both been so unhappy so let's just see what happens when the summer ends.

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"The Summer Ends" as written by Stephen Michael Holmes Michael Thomas Kinsella

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  • +6
    General Commenthey, savemefromtears, here's something that might encourage you a little bit. I recently emailed Mike Kinsella and explained to him how much I appreciated his music and how it got me through some truly difficult times. He responded by saying, "wow.....you just gave me a reason to wake up tomorrow morning."
    It just goes to show that everyone means something to someone...even if you've never met or heard of this person in your life, you will always inspire someone by simple continuing to persevere from day to day. I have gone through times where I've felt like life couldn't have handed me any worse cards, but when I look at the big picture i realize how lucky I have it to even be given the choice of life or death. Some who die deserve life, and some who live deserve death;but, it is not up to us to decide who deserves what. Life is a bitch sometimes (i won't pretend like I know what you're going through completely) but things have a tendency to work themselves out in time...that can mean days, or it can mean years. Life has been good enough to give you inspirations, like this music..and there are certain things worth living for. This music only has meaning if someone is alive to relate to it.
    WhiteTideon August 13, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentam i the only one that does this or does anyone else like walking around outside in the semi-cold of a clear autmn day listening to this song or any song by american football for that matter?

    ... this song makes me think of days where the light from a sunset makes everything that really really cool shade of orange and casts long shadows across the streets, with the frigid breezes blowing your hair back and making your nose cold while you just sit and ponder about the beauty and serenity(?) of those quiet autmn afternoons...
    madhippoon April 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the best song ever written by any band
    GreenPort Highon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwas this song written for me? i do believe so, mr. krankolonztika
    dr.jacobon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimply amazing...its so perfect...the instrumentals, the timing, the lyrics...too bad they hadda break up, its a true shame! anywho...its a brilliant song, i recommend checking out American Football!!!
    gloriousmesson July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya i've been into american football for a while and was sad to see them break up.

    i almost commited suicide about a year ago and for the longest time i wanted this song to be played at my funeral. its weird though because although i don't want to end my life as of yet, i still want this song played at my funeral.
    savemefromtearson July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman thats horrible .
    i-like-music-a-loton July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood news for anyone sad that there is no more American Football because frontman, Mike Kinsella, has gone solo and made a one man band Owen. With many of the similar sounds of American Football, Owen is no let down. I love Owen just as much as American Football
    emoguy7890on August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso their is joan of arc and cap'n jazz
    XXXCatalepticWishXXXon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCapn Jazz, American Football, and Owen are three of my favorite bands of all time, but i could just never get into Joan of Arc - They just seemed a little too pretentious and a little too strange. This song means a lot to me though, after moving to ontario at the end of last summer. Me and my girlfriend at the time both knew I was leaving and so things had been kinda on the rocks. I put this as the last song on a mix cd i made her before i left. Let's hope she still listens to it.
    Unarmedon March 23, 2003   Link

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