That summer feeling (3X)

When there's things to do not because you gotta
When you run for love not because you oughta
When you trust your friends with no reason notta
The joy I've named shall not be tamed

And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life

When the cool of the pond makes you drop down on it
When the smell of the lawn makes you flop down on it
When the teenage car gets the cop down on it
That time is here for one more year

And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life

If you've forgotten what I'm naming
You're gonna long to reclaim it one day
Because that summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life
And if you wait until your older
A sad resentment will smolder one day
And then that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
And that summer feeling's gonna taunt you
And then that summer feeling is gonna hurt you one day in your life

When even fourth grade starts looking good
Which you hated
And first grade's looking good too
Overrated
And you boys long for some little girl that you dated
Do you long for her or for the way you were?
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you the rest of your life

When the Oldsmobile has got the top down on it
When the catamaran has got the drop down on it
When the flat of the land has got the crop down on it
Some things look good before and some things never were
But that summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life

Well when your friends are in town and they got time for you
When you and them are hanging around and they don't ignore you
When you say what you will
And they still adore you
If thats not appealing, its that summer feeling
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life

Its gonna haunt you
Its gonna taunt you
You're gonna want this feeling inside one more time
Its gonna haunt you
Its gonna taunt you
You're gonna want this feeling inside one more time

When you're hangin around the park with the water fountain
And there's the little girl with the dirty ankles
But she's on the swings where all the dust is kickin up
And you remember the ankle locket
And the way she flirted with you
For all this time how come?
Well that summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life

You'll throw away everything for it (2X)

When the playground that just was all dirt comes hauntin
And that little girl that called you a flirt
Memory comes tauntin
You pick these things apart they're not that appealin
You put them together and you'll get a certain feeling
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you one day in your life


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's amazing how well this guy can channel Lou Reed but still give it his own spin. Love love love this song.
    trainspotteron November 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove love love this song. A sentimental song about sentimentality itself. To me this song sums up
    a lot of what Jon's songs are about: falling in love, being young, carefree and those fleeeting moments of that really formulate our memories.

    The 'summer' feeling is a great little expression.
    bobcatclayon February 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I listen to this song I see my summers during high school. Girl on the swing with the dirty ankles is striking. Say what you will and they still adore ya, those are friends you made before you grew into an adult with adult ideas. Its just one of the greatest songs ever written and s few people have heard it.
    docthanatoson May 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    MemoryIt kind of scares me how many levels of my life this song describes.
    It is beautiful.
    Love this.
    ChaseOddityon March 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about nostalgia.
    warren1983on January 16, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAwesome
    Zoltan Pandemoniumon June 30, 2007   Link

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