Summer Skin
Death Cab for Cutie Lyrics

Squeaky swings and tall grass
The longest shadows ever cast
The waters warm and children swim
We frolicked about in our summer skin

I don't recall a single care
Just greenery and humid air
Then Labor Day came and went
And we shed what was left of our summer skin
On the night you left I came over
And we peeled the freckles from our shoulders
Our brand new coats so flushed and pink
And I knew your heart I couldn't win
Cause the seasons change was a conduit
And we'd left our love in our summer skin

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Benjamin D. Gibbard, Christopher Ryan Walla, Jason Patrick McGerr, Nicholas Scott Harmer

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Comments from YouTube:

Elijah Gibran

My adolescent memories articulated perfectly in a song.

Sadia Afroz

I haven't heard this song since 2006. What a difference a decade in music can make.

Aaron Johnson

I love every note.

Stu Bronson

I've been looking for this song for 14 years. Dont ever give up. Listened to it stoned on repeat on my buddy growing ups back deck of his multi million dollar mansion and just loved this song in 2005. Never found it until tonight

Brice Williams

this bass line makes the world a better place.


“...’cause the season’s change was a conduit”: chilling, but subtle sigh that everything good can end... love, relationships, interests.

Isaac Vazquez

And Everything bad may last forever. Like death.

Willem Parshley

shrimpu and blossom anew.

Jon Deltoro

this album needs to be in an entire movie


There is dvd called DIRECTIONS the band gave every single song of this album to a diferent Director, the result is amazing, 11 cinematic shorts, of probably one of the best albums I have ever heard, I own it, got it quite some time ago (when buying dvds was still the thing), my new laptop has no DVD player anymore, so here I am in youtube .... listening instead.

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