Summer Well
Interpol Lyrics


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Fevered the plastics that seal your body
They won't stop this way, hey, hey

I was your eye in the night when the prophets fell
I said, "it looks like you summer well"

But I want to stay magical
I want to stay yearning (nobody told you, nobody told you)
I want to feel up on your life
I missed you
But it looks like you summered well

All the while, the protests have shined the same
But you will never have noticed
It's alright

I rely on the process, don't mind the frame
They will never take this dream from me

It's alright
(I need you back)
It's alright
(It's all the way behind us)
It's alright

I miss you, babe
I want you back
The signs we gave
Weren't those signs supposed to last?

The rainy days
The Summer's back
The signs we gave
So what was that?

You know we have ways
To make the seasons touch these ones
So let me take this, cover your eyes
Look away
Until it fades

All the while all the protests that shined the same
But you will never notice
It's alright
I rely on the process, don't mind the frame
They will never take this dream from me

It's alright
(Dream from me)
It's alright
(You sent me)
It's alright
(You sent me)
It's alright
It's alright




It's alright
(You sent me)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Interpol's "Summer Well" describe an intense desire to hold on to the magic of a past love. The opening lines, "Fevered the plastics that seal your body / They won't stop this way, hey, hey," suggest a sense of desperation to hold onto a physical connection with someone who is no longer present. The singer then reflects on a time in the past when they were able to be close to this person by saying, "I was your eye in the night when the prophets fell / I said, 'it looks like you summer well.'" This line is ambiguous but could suggest that the singer was with the person during a difficult period and helped them through it, or that they shared a beautiful moment together during the summer.


The chorus expresses the singer's desire to hold on to the magic of their past relationship. They say, "I want to stay magical / I want to stay yearning / I want to feel up on your life / I missed you / But it looks like you summered well." The use of "magical" and "yearning" suggests that they see their past love as something special and worth holding onto. However, the line "But it looks like you summered well" suggests that the person has moved on and is doing well without them.


The second verse speaks to the idea that while the world may seem chaotic and full of protests, the singer finds comfort in the routine and process of their own life. They say, "I rely on the process, don't mind the frame / They will never take this dream from me." The repetition of "It's alright" in the chorus further emphasizes the message that while things may seem uncertain and tumultuous, the singer is determined to keep their dream alive.


Line by Line Meaning

Fevered the plastics that seal your body
Heated up the synthetic materials that make up your physical being


They won't stop this way, hey, hey
Those materials are permanent and unchanging and can't be altered


I was your eye in the night when the prophets fell
I stood by you and watched over you during times of struggle


I said, "it looks like you summer well"
I observed that you had a good summer


But I want to stay magical
But I want to always feel wonder and enchantment


I want to stay yearning (nobody told you, nobody told you)
I desire to continue having a deep longing for something more, despite no one warning me about how unfulfilling it may be


I want to feel up on your life
I want to be a part of your experiences and existence


I missed you
I long for your presence and miss being around you


But it looks like you summered well
But it seems like you had a great summer


All the while, the protests have shined the same
Throughout all of this, the protests have remained consistent


But you will never have noticed
But you were never aware of them


It's alright
That's okay


I rely on the process, don't mind the frame
I trust in the journey and don't mind how it looks from the outside


They will never take this dream from me
No one can take away my hope and aspirations


I miss you, babe
I miss you, my love


I want you back
I want to be with you again


The signs we gave
The signals we sent


Weren't those signs supposed to last?
Weren't they meant to have a lasting impact?


The rainy days
The difficult times


The Summer's back
The summertime has returned


So what was that?
So what was the point of it all?


You know we have ways
You know we have methods


To make the seasons touch these ones
To allow past experiences to influence current emotions


So let me take this, cover your eyes
So let me handle this, close your eyes


Look away
Don't watch


Until it fades
Until it disappears


It's alright (Dream from me)
That's okay (Keep dreaming)


It's alright (You sent me)
That's okay (You inspired me)


It's alright
That's okay


It's alright (You sent me)
That's okay (You inspired me)


It's alright
That's okay


It's alright
That's okay




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.,
Written by: PAUL BANKS, DANIEL KESSLER, SAMUEL FOGARINO, CARLOS DENGLER

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