The Airborne Toxic Event The Girls In Their Summer Dresses Lyrics

It’s so quiet on these windswept days

The city lights, the golden rays

Of sunlight on the subway tracks

Are you mad again?

If you like

I’ll take it back

They’re just your feelings

I wasn’t looking at her ass

Oh, do you mean it?

It’s so lonesome, all this happenstance

If you asked me, yes, I’d like to dance

Just show me a glove-covered hand

A perfumed dress is more than I can stand

And you approach me with your hollow heart in hand

And you tell me:

“It’s not civilized

It’s not fair to me

The blues, the grays, the olive greens

All take you far away from me

The girls in their summer dresses see

Though you don’t notice they all look back at me

Is this on purpose?”

Oh no, no, no…

Oh no, no, no…

Oh no, no, no…

May offer you this one olive branch?

It’s not as though we’re always so keen

And we’re both just the victims of circumstance

Do you understand, do you know what I mean?

Oh no, no, no…

Oh no, no, no…

Oh no, no, no…

Oh no, no, no…

I’m a husband first

I’m a childless curse

I’m a faithful man

With a face with a faceless thirst

I’ll stay with you

Oh please don’t sigh

I try to explain

But you cry, and cry, and cry

And you hate me

When I ask the reason why

You’ll trade me a dollar for some sense

But don’t blame me

I was only making sense

Oh I’m so sorry

I was only making sense