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Summer Dress Lyrics

from These Four Walls

"Summer Dress" is track #4 on the album These Four Walls. It was written by Colvin, Shawn / Leventhal, John.
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I put on my finest summer dress
So light and thin, it was my best
I brushed my hair, I held my breath
I went out to face the wilderness
I went out to face the wilderness

The men in hats, the boys on bikes
The perfect girls, the baby dykes
The superstars, the blighted ones
I went out to face them one by one
I went out to face them one by one

And so goodbye MaryAnn
As you turn to watch me
Don't cry MaryAnn
And don't try to stop me

'Cause I'm gonna go where the lights are bright
Where sacred secrets sail like kites
We've been sleeping girl all our lives
And we never lived, we just survived
And we never lived, we just survived

I'll take my heart, I'll take my key
And I'll find out who, who could care for me
Are there pots of gold, are there floods and fires?
Are there thieves and beggars, saints and liars?
Are there thieves and beggars, saints and liars?

And so goodbye MaryAnn
As you turn to watch me
Don't cry MaryAnn
And don't try to stop me

I put on my finest summer dress
So light and thin, torn at the chest
I brushed my hair, held my breath
I went out to face the wilderness
I went out to face the wilderness

MaryAnn, MaryAnn
Don't cry

MaryAnn

Songwriters
COLVIN, SHAWN / LEVENTHAL, JOHN

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