I’m with Helios, this is easily my favorite song of the album. I LOVE the haunting church bells at the beginning and the mysterious air this song forms. For a song that (as pi pointed out), is rather slow, it’s quite dynamic with the way it changes tune from point to point.
Adding on to kyuketsukimiyu’s argument about the song’s meaning, the end of stanza 4 mentions the singer “remembered everything”. Considering this is directly followed by the line “That summer is fading away”, I’d definitely concur that the exact measurement of time is simply a way to represent how the singer feels.
The only thing that makes me wonder is the fact the girl he meets is quoted, rather than paraphrased. Maybe just that one word was exaggerated in his memory, but I do find that choice a bit odd.
Considering the main character is holding a bag of some type, and he refers a couple times to “the summer carrying us”, could he be a traveler, perhaps? Someone he hadn’t thought of settling down until he met this person? Since he eventually left, that would be my assessment. Unlike the last song, this artwork directly references a lyric in the song, though I am a bit upset the artist didn’t add a visual indicator that there are fish in the stream, since the singer mentions following them.
In my opinion, I imagine the mention of “town” is just a way of referring to the hidden place he met her. Because the singer thinks about spending all his time with her, and the area might be spacious, I don’t see much more than that out of the use of that particular word.