"Bummer In The Summer" as written by and Arthur Lee....
Well I remember when you used to look so good
And I did everything that I possibly could for you
We used to ride around all over town
But they're puttin' you down for bein' around with me
But you can go ahead if you want to
'Cause I ain't got no papers on you

In the middle of the summer I had a job bein' a plumber
Just to pass till the fall it was you I want to ball all day
We were walkin' along, honey, hand in hand
I'm a-thinkin' of you, mama, when you're thinkin' of another man
But you can go ahead if you want to
'Cause I ain't got no papers on you
No, I don't I ain't got no papers on myself

All alone on the bone when I didn't have a home
When I saw the way I was and I knew where I was supposed to be
I was twitchin' so I turned and it's really hard to learn
That everyone I saw was just another part of me
But you can go ahead if you want to
'Cause nobody's got no papers on you
No, babe, it's just a falsehood


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"Bummer in the Summer" as written by Arthur Taylor Lee

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    General CommentThis song seems to be commenting on the free love ideal with "But you can go ahead if you want to/'Cause nobody's got no papers on you."

    In some ways it seems to be critiquing or examining the free love "utopia" more than many bands at the time. Not one of my favorite songs on this album, though.
    sbfisheron May 28, 2007   Link

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