Summertime Clothes
Animal Collective Lyrics


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Seems that one night I would string to my sheets
Forehead is leaking, but hey she squeaks
And I'm lost in the clock, friend says you're gonna get tired
I'm dead as a pool and the walls are on fire
Soak my head in the sink for a while
Chills on my neck and it makes me smile
The both of them move and my skin's gotta breathe
You pick up the phone and I'm so relieved
You slide down the stairs and I hear you scream
The sun is laughing it's a slippery feel
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
With you, with you

It doesn't really matter how good you feel
Harmful breathes to the midnight meal
I pull down the the window as you point out the cops
Pull off your sleeves and I ditch my socks
Dancing to the songs with the cars in their bags
Went to the convoy, smell that trash
Walking around in our summertime clothes
Know where to go when our bodies go
And we'll breathe it down this morning bloom
With the purple young, and you're sleeping soon
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you

With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in
With the sun, you know I wanna get in

Don't cool off, lay it all off

Let's see the sound of the heat from the sound of the rain
It's easy to sleep when I'm with my brain
You close my rest with a saccharin sheen
Kissing my wind through my window screen
The words are as close that I cannot hide
Too much on my mind, let's build outside
Do you wanna go stroll down and find a little stream?
My clothes are not soaked, but they're building sweet
And there's no one pushing for a place
As we act around an easy pace

And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you

Just you, just you, just you, just you
Just you, just you, just you, just you




Just you, just you, just you, just you
Just you, just you, just you, just you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Animal Collective's "Summertime Clothes" describe the experience of being in the moment with a loved one during a hot summer night. The singer is lost in his thoughts while lying in bed, but his girlfriend comes to life when they start to interact. They wander around town and observe their surroundings with a keen ear for the sounds of summer. The heat is personified by the sun "laughing", and the couple is longing to absorb all of its warmth. The song continues to build in intensity until it culminates in a chorus of repeated "Just you" phrases that indicate the lovers have found their bliss in one another's company.


The song is a perfect depiction of the carefree days of summer, and the lyrics take the listener on a journey that feels familiar and authentic. The singer finds himself getting lost in the moment with his companion, breathing in the sunshine, and feeling the heat. The song's powerful imagery creates a vivid picture of summer nights spent wandering around town with nothing but the comfort of each other's company. Animal Collective's use of repetition in the chorus underscores the importance of finding a sense of togetherness amidst the chaos of everyday life.


Line by Line Meaning

Seems that one night I would string to my sheets
I couldn't sleep that one night


Forehead is leaking, but hey she squeaks
I'm sweating a lot, but it's okay because my partner is with me


And I'm lost in the clock, friend says you're gonna get tired
Time is passing quickly, my friend reminds me that I'll get tired soon


I'm dead as a pool and the walls are on fire
I feel exhausted, but I am also feeling an intense energy


Soak my head in the sink for a while
I tried to cool down by putting my head in the sink


Chills on my neck and it makes me smile
I feel a shiver on my neck, but it's a pleasant sensation


The both of them move and my skin's gotta breathe
My partner and I are dancing and it feels freeing


You pick up the phone and I'm so relieved
I feel relieved when my partner answers a phone call


You slide down the stairs and I hear you scream
My partner slides down the stairs and lets out a scream of excitement


The sun is laughing it's a slippery feel
The sun is shining and everything feels optimistic


And I want to walk around with you
I want to spend time with my partner


It doesn't really matter how good you feel
Feeling good doesn't change anything


Harmful breathes to the midnight meal
The air feels heavy and oppressive


I pull down the the window as you point out the cops
My partner points out some police officers and I roll down the window to look


Pull off your sleeves and I ditch my socks
We take off some clothes to feel more comfortable


Dancing to the songs with the cars in their bags
We dance to the music coming from parked cars


Went to the convoy, smell that trash
We approach a group of cars and smell garbage


Walking around in our summertime clothes
We are wearing light clothes suitable for summer


Know where to go when our bodies go
We know where to find respite when we become exhausted


And we'll breathe it down this morning bloom
We inhale the fresh air stinking of plants that bloom in the morning


With the purple young, and you're sleeping soon
We enjoy the beauty of nature before getting ready to sleep


With the sun, you know I wanna get in
I want to enjoy the warmth of the sun


Don't cool off, lay it all off
Don't lose the energy, let's keep it going


Let's see the sound of the heat from the sound of the rain
Let's distinguish between the sounds of heat and rain


It's easy to sleep when I'm with my brain
It's easy to rest when I am at peace with myself


You close my rest with a saccharin sheen
My partner's presence brings me comfort


Kissing my wind through my window screen
The breeze kisses my face through the window screen


The words are as close that I cannot hide
We have a deep connection that I can't deny


Too much on my mind, let's build outside
I have a lot on my mind, let's go outside and relax


Do you wanna go stroll down and find a little stream?
Do you want to take a walk and find a small stream?


My clothes are not soaked, but they're building sweet
My clothes are not completely wet, but they are starting to feel damp


And there's no one pushing for a place
There's no one rushing us, so we can take our time


As we act around an easy pace
We move around casually and slowly


Just you, just you, just you, just you
It's only you, and no one else




Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
Written by: Brian Ross Weitz, David Michael Portner, Noah Benjamin Lennox

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@PaisagensBenzeduras

Sweet summer night and I'm stripped to my sheets
Forehead is leaking, my AC squeaks and
A voice from the clock says, "You're not gonna get tired"
My bed is a pool and the walls are on fire
Soak my head in the sink for a while
Chills on my neck and it makes me smile but
My bones have to move and my skin's gotta breathe
You pick up the phone and I'm so relieved
You slide down your stairs to the heated street
And the sun has left us with slippery feet
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
And be here with you, we're goin'

It doesn't really matter, I'll go where you feel
Hunt for the breeze, get a midnight meal
I point in the windows, you point out the parks
Rip off your sleeves and I'll ditch my socks
We'll dance to the songs from the cars as they pass
Weave through the cardboard, smell that trash
Walking around in our summertime clothes,
Nowhere to go while our bodies glow
And we'll greet the dawn in its morning blues
With purple yawn, you'll be sleeping soon
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you

When the sun goes down, we'll go out again
Don't cool off, I like your warmth

Let's leave the sound of the heat for the sound of the rain
It's easy to sleep when it wets my brain
It covers my rest with a saccharine sheen
Kissing the wind through my window screen
The restlessness calls us, that I cannot hide
So much on my mind that it spills outside
Do you want to go stroll down the financial street?
Our clothes might get soaked, but the buildings sleep
And there's no one pushing for a place
As we end up at an easy pace
And I want to walk around with you
And I want to walk around with you
I want to walk around with you
Just you, just you, just you...



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@dominorecordco

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@rebeccaleah2851

i remember when this song came out it struck a chord because it described such a specific feeling/memory: unbearably hot summer night, feeling restless, escaping with someone and driving around, tons of energy. i've totally had nights like that, but i'd never think to write a song about it

@adamb5811

Have you written songs before?

@i.am.mazzamus

First time!e i watching this vid lol I pictured more of what you were talking about. Innocence lost in energy - maybe that's what they're trying to convey lol

@paulfulcher5379

I think the message here is he is tripping his balls off, having a spiritual experience, and his friend joins him and they take a walk around town together through alleys, and streets, and parks

@HoopyCoows

I remember it from skate 3

@neon_sewshy9117

@Wheat Eater same

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@mspiggyssugardaddy

im on my grandsons youtube account and i just love this stuff. you youngsters really know how to jam.

@user-gp6sf3wq9d

amazing. how old were you?

@harmansg

@ΞΈΛΑ Old enough to party

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