Spring and by Summer Fall
Blonde Redhead Lyrics


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Tell me where you've seen my life
I look in your eyes and can only see my own complexion
Tell me where you've been my life
I've been watching you spring by summer fall when some one called


Tell me where you've seen my life
You've been biting my hands and knocking me down down to the ground
Tell me where you've been my life
I see only what you see, face who you face, be who you want to be

Clashing lies and clashing thighs
Clashing chasing changing minds
Tell me what you've seen tell me where you've gone
Tell me where you've been tell me what you saw

Clashing lies and clashing thighs
Clashing chasing changing minds




Tell me what you've seen tell me where you've gone
Tell me where you've been tell me what you saw

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Blonde Redhead's song "Spring and by Summer Fall" describe a sense of disconnection and confusion between two people. The repetition of the lines "Tell me where you've seen my life" and "Tell me where you've been my life" suggest a longing to understand and connect with the other person's experiences, but being unable to fully do so. The line "I look in your eyes and can only see my own complexion" highlights the difficulty in truly understanding and empathizing with someone else's perspective. The lines "I see only what you see, face who you face, be who you want to be" could be interpreted as a call for acceptance and non-judgment towards the other person's choices and experiences.


The repeated phrases "Clashing lies and clashing thighs" and "Clashing chasing changing minds" add to the sense of tension and confusion between the two people, suggesting that their interactions are fraught with conflict and uncertainty. The repeated refrain of "Tell me what you've seen, tell me where you've gone, tell me where you've been, tell me what you saw" underscores the desire to understand and connect with the other person's experiences.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me where you've seen my life
I feel like you've been present in my life, but I can't quite put my finger on where I've seen you before.


I look in your eyes and can only see my own complexion
Whenever I try to read your emotions or understand you better, all I can see is my own reflection.


Tell me where you've been my life
I'm curious about your past experiences and where you've gone in your life.


I've been watching you spring by summer fall when someone called
I've been observing you through the changing seasons and different times, but the interruption of someone calling pulls me out of my thoughts.


You've been biting my hands and knocking me down down to the ground
You've been hurting me physically and emotionally, breaking me down until I'm completely defeated.


I see only what you see, face who you face, be who you want to be
I can't see beyond your perspective, and I often find myself conforming to your image of who I should be.


Clashing lies and clashing thighs
There's tension and conflict between our dishonesty and sexualities.


Clashing chasing changing minds
We're fighting against each other, trying to pursue different ideas and agendas, constantly changing our minds about what we want.


Tell me what you've seen tell me where you've gone
I want to know what you've experienced and where you've traveled to in your life.


Tell me where you've been tell me what you saw
Please tell me about the things you've witnessed and experienced during your journey through life.




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lazy


on For the Damaged Coda

pretty good

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