"June Afternoon" as written by and Per H�kan Gessle....
Didn't I tell you everything is possible
In this deja vu?
Try the river boat, the carousel,
feed the pigeons, Barbeque.

Look at all the people, happy faces all around
Smiling, throwing kisses, busy making lazy sounds

It's a bright June Afternoon, it never gets dark
Wah-Wah! Here comes the sun
Get your green green tambourine, let's play in the park
Wah-Wah! Here comes the sun

Some folks are on blankets, slowly daydreaming
And reaching for their food
Let's go buy an ice-cream
And a magazine with an attitude

And put on a cassette, we can pretend that you're a star
'Cause life's so very simple, just like la-la-la

It's a bright June Afternoon, it never gets dark
Wah-Wah! Here comes the sun
Get your green green tambourine, let's play in the park
Wah-Wah! Here comes the sun, comes the sun

There's a painter painting his masterpiece
There's some squirrels jumping in the trees
There's a wide-eyed boy with a red balloon
All my life I've longed for this afternoon

It's a bright June Afternoon, it never gets dark
Wah-Wah! Here comes the sun
Get your green green tambourine, let's play in the park
Wah-Wah! Here comes the sun


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"June Afternoon" as written by Per Gessle

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    General CommentThis song is about having fun and enjoying life. Very few bands would get away with this. We'll give Roxette some leeway though.
    antmannon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentupbeat song that I first hear on their greatest hits album, it completely blow me away..
    letitrockon October 19, 2004   Link
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    MemoryI listened this song for the first time while being on exchange in Finland, during the first warm days, celebrating Vappu/Mayday ... First, it literally never gets dark up here. Second, everybody was sitting in parks in those days, singing, playing... man, this song will give me memories for years.

    However, I thought he sang 'feed the pigeons barbecue'... oops. Like, why not feed the pigeons your crispy meat leftovers? :D

    Other funny point is that the 'wheehee' sound is to be heard at specific times, but not directly after the 'busy making lazy sounds' line. I think that was too obvious.
    DarkBlueon May 11, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, it's pretty obvious that this song is a celebration of marihuana. Just take a closer look at the lyrics, and you'll understand what I mean. "Get your GREEN tambourine, let's play in the park" - need I say more? And here's another indicator: "Look at all the people, happy faces all around, smiling, throwing kisses, busy making lazy sounds"..

    Therefore, I think they're singing about a couple or a group of friends getting stoned in a park somewhere. "Some folks are on blankets, slowly daydreaming and reaching for their food" He's talking about the munchies, dude!

    However, this is only my humble interpretation. Of course, the song could also just be about enjoying life and the warm weather in the summertime. Anyway, it's a great pop song and I love it :)
    AlexInsaneon December 11, 2012   Link

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