“Oh, I never should have said,
the books that you read,
were all I loved you for.”
About the song:
“Here’s Where the Story Ends” is a song by The Sundays. It is the second single released from their debut album, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
Although it was the Sundays’ biggest hit internationally, topping the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart for one-week, the track was never released as a single in the group’s native U.K. due to the collapse, at the time, of Rough Trade Records.
This song reminds me of summertime, of a break-up in a driveway (not mine), of a few mix-tapes post driveway break-up, and a stolen kiss in a church playground with someone else’s someone. Endings though, and hot weather, and long days, all are in this song for me.
There is melancholy here, wrapped up in a melodic, catchy, lilting sound that makes you expect that this would be a love song, not an ode to a terrible year, and the ending of a once loved story.
This is one of my go-to songs for break-up mixes, and for getting over a break-up listening.
Here’s Where the Story Ends (1990) :: The Sundays
from the album, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic