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.
[Chorus:] The Magnetic Fields Summer Lies lyrics, The Magnetic Fields 1992