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Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

Got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Got my hair up real big beauty queen style
Highheels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore
... 2, 3, 4

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh

I'm feelin' electric tonight
Cruising down the coast goin' by 99
Got my bad baby by my heavenly side
I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight.

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore
... 2, 3, 4

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh

I think I'll miss you forever
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies
Later's better than never
Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive, drive

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh

Kiss me hard before you go
Summer time sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh



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    UnregisteredNov 12, 2013 at 9:41 am
    The term 'Summertime Sadness' means when you were to have a holiday romance with someone special, however when you both return to your normal life's the spark is simply not there anymore. So in my opinion the meaning of this song is: two people meet in the summertime, they fall in love and spend lot of time together, but at the end of the summer when they are both forced to go back to their normal working life's the spark is gone but they still do miss each other, hence the title 'Summertime Sadness'.
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2014 at 12:26 am
    According to the music video, this song has a very deep meaning. It is a girl and her partner. After they break up in the summer, one girl commits suicide by jumping off a cliff. As the girl walks to the cliff flashbacks of their relationship are shown. The other girl can't live without her so she goes to jump as well. As they are falling, they see each other and smile. At the end, the second girl's ghost is shown walking down a road. (The second girl is assumed to be Lana Del Ray.)

    Basically, it is a song about the pain of a breakup and the sadness it causes. When one girl has already jumped they have their final experience together. The road Lana Del Ray is walking down is assumed to be the road that they lived on. Once again, the lyrics are very deep and are sometimes hard to understand before you see the amazing music video- that is where I got all of this information. I hope my review was helpful and gave a good idea of what these lyrics mean- this is one of my favorite songs.

    Thanks for reading my very lengthy interpretation,
    Morgan.
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    UnregisteredNov 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    I'm going to base this on my own "summertime sadness"

    A girl met a guy and they had so much in common, so they started to hang out. Then, they found out that they fell in love with each other. They ended up being in a relationship, and they loved each other so much that they talked all the time. Then, all of a sudden she tried to text him, but he didn't respond, and automatically she knew something was wrong.

    Then, about a few days later, she texts him and he replies, and he tells her that he loves someone else and breaks up with her. Everyday, she takes the blame of happened.

    She goes on with this summertime sadness, because she can't forget him. She wants to forget, but it's impossible to, she loved him and she still does. Hence... The "summertime sadness"

    I luv this song i listen to it everyday, cuz this is how i feel every single day. Yhea, its winter, but... Yhea he was the best...

    I doubt he'll end up reading this one of these days, but if he does, i doubt he'll know it was meh.. But...

    If yhu do end up reading this, and yhu know who this is... Just know i will never forget yhu... I luv yhu to damn much!

    I know it took meh this long to say it but i luv yhu and i will never stop loving yhu!
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Wow... There is a truth living inside this song no one can deny. Its a simple glimpse into a woman's comfort zone. This is a concept that eludes us as men. Don't think of it as a clever emotion... Just think of it as a sincere hint to the bigger picture. To all of you oblivious... Read it again. This gal is a gem.
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    UnregisteredJul 29, 2014 at 4:02 am
    I can relate to this song in such an incredible way. This is my summertime sadness:

    When I was 18 I met the love of my life at a time when I was suicidal, vulnerable, and heartbroken from a previous relationship which I right away realized was nothing but a petty relationship once I met him. unfortunately we had many obstacles and our way but we made it through and ended up having three beautiful daughters.

    I loved this man with all my heart and soul and I put up with so much from him such as cheating, emotional abuse, mental abuse, etc...

    So I later found out that he has a mental illness and refused to seek professional help and even though at times things got better, eventually things would once again get worse.

    I left him. After 11 years I had to go because my heart couldn't take it anymore it was just too painful to see him destroy his life. He then began to occasionally use crystal meth and then blame it on me because I didn't want to see him although he just couldn't see that the reason I stayed away was because to watch him hit rock bottom hurt me more than I could take. I mean I tried to help him but he would just not see a psychiatrist and would not get the treatment he needed (he's bipolar or something similar to that) so after that I began to avoid him completely. He then got a girlfriend and as much as I denied it, it really did hurt.

    Although he had this girlfriend he claimed to mom, He would still want to hang out all Of us as a family but I shut him out completely although I still let him see the kids whenever he wanted.

    He began to compare me to his girlfriend and tell me horrible things about how I turn my back on him when he needed me most and how she was there for him and how amazing she is. It really hurt to hear this but I took it like a woman. Although he was with this girl he would continue to call me and want to see me but I just said no.

    One summer night I was all dressed up in a beautiful dress and when out on a date that went horribly wrong I mean this guy was a loser. I made an excuse to drop him off and as soon as I left, he, the father of my kids called me and said he wanted to talk.

    We ended up making love all night long and had a long talk afterwards and we both cried our eyes out for about two hours straight and we started hugging each other and kissing and it just felt magical. This was Friday night.

    Sunday we agreed to hang out as a family with the kids and took them to the waterpark and afterwords we attended a church service. After the service we went out to eat and had another long talk and after that we went to the movies where we hugged and kissed and purchased all over each other in the theater (we were the only ones there) and afterwords we parked and made amazing love once again in the back of my car and I just wanted him to hold me tight and not let go so we laid there for about an hour just holding each other tight crying and kissing.

    Once we left I was driving him home and a song from Boys2Men called "the end of the road" came on the radio and we began to cry again and talk about how much we love each other and why I turned my back on him and how it hurt to do it but how it was just something that I had to do.

    As I was driving on the freeway listening to"The end of the road" I couldn't help but feel that if I was to just run my car off the freeway, I knew that I would die so happy next to him. This was just a thought because I have my three beautiful daughters that need me so I would never do anything like that but it was just a thought that I couldn't get my head.

    So I dropped them off and once again we hold each other tight and each others arms and just so amazing but I had to go and I left.

    Monday around 3:30 PM he asked me if I could pick him up from work and take him home and we went out to eat at Pandas with our 5yr old daughter when his girlfriend began to call him. He then wanted to go home and I then realized that this was the end. I knew that I would never see him again and that I'm not going to be the other woman.

    Although it was painful for me, I am glad that I had one last amazing weekend with him where I could show him how much I really did love him and know how he felt the same for me and how my love was so true and somehow I just deep down know that this was the last weekend we will ever be together so I am now feeling that summertime sadness but at least if I was to go, I would go happy - I will always love you my love even in death.

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