Summer Years
Death Cab for Cutie Lyrics


Sometimes I wake at night
And watch the rain fall through the street lights
'Cause you're standing still in my mind
Fading out, waving goodbye

And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well
Sometimes I'm overcome
By every choice I couldn't outrun
The junctions all disappear
You can't double back to your summer years

And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well

And I wonder where you are tonight
And if the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well
It's just as well

And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well

And I wonder where you are tonight
And if the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well
It's just as well

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Written by: Benjamin Gibbard, Jason McGerr

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Ali H

Lyrics
Sometimes I wake at night
And watch the rain fall through the street lights
'Cause you're standing still in my mind
Fading out, waving goodbye

And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well

Sometimes I'm overcome
By every choice I couldn't outrun
The junctions all disappear
You can't double back to your summer years

And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well

And I wonder where you are tonight
And if the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well
It's just as well

And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well

And I wonder where you are tonight
And if the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well
It's just as well



Hex Nottingham

Below is my album review that was the very first on Amazon:
Posted by Sir Hex
A Monumental DCFC Album!
August 17, 2018
Verified Purchase
Absolutely beautiful! Strong beats and ethereally atmospheric melodies. The entire album has such a refreshingly rich full sound with every track being unresistably danceable, the only possible exception being their signature last song, the often low key sign off at the end of their albums, like a freshly closed envelope with a warm solidifying wax seal connecting the parchment.

I listened to it at work on headphones whilst wiring electrical panels. The other men working in the control house couldn't determine if I was listening to heavy metal or some hard hitting hip hop. That's just the way I move. (I headbang to Coldplay...)
At only two songs in, I was almost moved to tears at the rhythmic serenity, but that composure finally gave a bit on track 05. Not necessarily for any personal reason, but just at the total immersion. I'd like to listen to it a second tyme at the gym later, but I have to say I'm kind nervous I might have an inappropriate emotional release in mid rep.

From the moment a large door opens to another reality and you're greeted with the Robert Smith-esque pick solos of "I Dreamt We Spoke Again", and the chorus of "Summer Years" that seems to take you by the hand when the distortion guitar comes to haunt you, the perfectly mixed beat of "Gold Rush" that feels so uplifting thumping through the subwoofer, the pacing discussion of "Your Hurricane", the silent conversation on a tyme-stand-still road trip of "When We Drive", the rolling hills frolick through the leaves of "Autumn Love", bumping around a gentle mosh pit with virtual cascading personifications of each individual bass guitar and piano note of "Northern Lights", standing on the sidewalk watching the ghosts of others' conflictions on "You Moved Away", running with a group of close friends to reunite with a long lost friend on "Near Far", or as a deep embodiment of piano notes have you visiting the old record store you used to get those bootleg and imports from when you were a teen and recognising the same owner that saw you steal once in "60 & Punk"... This album is a tea cup ride in an abandonded carnival as the outside world spins around your own personal biosphere.

It has been my opinion for over a decade that Ben Gibbard is one of the most underrated song writers of this generation. Sure, he's in an established band and doing very well, but there is magic in his pen that I've seen bewitch more people than most. I'm mostly a musical ear, sometymes even taking me years before I ever realise what a song is actually about. Not with DCFC. Ben's writing always has my attention from the first harmonic syllable.

At the tyme I wrote this review, the album wouldn't be released until the following Friday, but was available for streaming at NPR Music's Twitter page. The band was eager to hear from their fans, and wants us all to tell them what our favourite songs are. I could have done that on Narrow Stairs. I could have done that on Codes and Keys.. and especially with Kintsugi. But not this album. Not yet. The best I can do is tell them my least favourite song on Thank You For Today, but that's something I will not do. It may present the misconception that I actually dislike something
song on that album, and that would be far from the truth.

"But I won't be the debris in your hurricane."
-DCFC

:epilogue::
Later that day at the gym, I did indeed listen to it two more tymes in a row. I was fine, but it did inspire me to go back into my notes and add that sentagraph leading you through the song progression. Obviously more of a psychological (or psychedelic) journey through the album rather than one translated from a literal interpretation of Ben's lyrics. If Amazon allows, I plan to add a second review with more of a straight forward, practical approach.



All comments from YouTube:

Logan A

This song takes me back to old school death cab for cutie.

Ulfhednir Wigrid

Jes! Oldschool! Top Song!!!!

blacknrd05

Yeah....they are doing it now....so they are doing the music they did before...

Brett Nelson

Holy shit I came to the comment section to make this exact statement.

Tamás Fábián

Okay, honestly I was just gonna stream this album, but NAH after listening I have to buy this and support these guys <3

russell cavender

I love to support my bands I love supporting my bands are underground need all the help they can.

Tamás Fábián

only a few realize thats how you gain new fans, youtube is the most easily shareable media platform, you can listen to it w/o registration, of course there are downsides, so may rip the audio in really bad quality from here and listen to it, but hey if you do that your ears deserve it! :D

JewToTheRescue

This is what I want to support. I bought the album so I can listen in my car and support the band but they still upload the FULL album (and every other one!!) to their YouTube channel. Mad respect.

Wendy Potter

I wanna stream for now but yeah, Death Cab's I always buy. I want them to make music forever! Music Gods!

Pinhead Larry

This is the best death cab song of the past decade imo. The guitar is beautiful.

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