Summer Song Of The Day: Summer Lies

by CARSON GRIFFITH · August 19, 2009


Artist: Magnetic Fields

Song: Summer Lies

Even if some of Magnetic Fields' lyrics aren't always the cheeriest, their beats are always great, and this song is no exception. On top of it, we hope that when we look back on this summer we'll think: "we used to dance like it was going out of style". So far, so good.


We used to dance like it was going out of style when you loved me for a while and I remember every word you ever said; every kiss We used to sing all the oldest songs we knew but the words were never true for you or was it all a game of solitaire played in the dark? All the sweetest things you said and I believed were summer lies Hanging in the willow trees like the dead were summer lies I'll never fall in love again. I whispered too but the things I said were true and I gave up my whole world for you I gave you all the best years of my life and half the worst and now you're gone I pine and wane, pale and wan, never knowing when it's dawn, curtains drawn, hiding in my room, wasting away, cutting myself.