Long Hot Summer lyrics

I play out my role
Why i've even been out walking
They tell me that it helps
But i know when i'm beaten
All those lonely films
And all those lonely parties
But now the feeling is off-screen
An' the tears for real not acted, anymore

I'm all mixed up inside
I want to run but i can't hide
And however much we try
We can't escape the truth and the fact is

Don't matter what i do
It don't matter what i do
Don't matter what i do
Don't matter what i do
Don't matter what i do
'cause i end up hurting you

One more covered sigh
And one more glance you know means goodbye
Can't you see that's why
We're dashing ourselves against the rocks of a lifetime

(in my mind different voices call)
What once was pleasure now's pain for us all
(in my heart only shadows fall)
I once stood proud now i feel so small
(i don't know whether to laugh or cry)
The long hot summer just passed me by