Summer Lies

The Magnetic Fields

The Wayward Bus



We used to dance like it was going out of style
when you loved me for a while
and I remember every word you ever said; every kiss
We used to sing all the oldest songs we knew
but the words were never true for you
or was it all a game of solitaire played in the dark?

All the sweetest things you said and I believed were summer lies
Hanging in the willow trees like the dead were summer lies
I'll never fall in love again.
I whispered too but the things I said were true
and I gave up my whole world for you
I gave you all the best years of my life
and half the worst and now you're gone
I pine and wane, pale and wan, never knowing
when it's dawn, curtains drawn, hiding in my room,
wasting away, cutting myself.

The Magnetic Fields Summer Lies lyrics, The Magnetic Fields 1992


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