What does Summerskin mean?

Death Cab For Cutie: Summerskin Meaning

Tagged: Summer [suggest]

Summerskin Lyrics

Squeaky swings and tall grass
The longest shadows ever cast
The water's warm and children swim
And 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...

  1. 12martin
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    Mar 11th 2010 !⃝

    There are two people, and they're a summer couple. But one person still wants the love of the other, and the other knows and is ready to move. The narrator is knowledgeable that their relationship may have been like a glorious summer, but like summer, it's something bound to pass.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2009 !⃝

    I think it's about a short lived love story between two young people, it was a summer love but now that the seasons have changed and life is going on their bond was weakened.

  3. anonymous
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    May 5th 2008 !⃝

    For me this song is about growing up. The marching drums in the background seem to compare growing up to marching of to battle. That is just my thought.


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