He was working through college on my grandpa's farm
I was thirsting for knowledge and he had a car
I was caught somewhere between a woman and a child,
When one restless summer we found love growing wild
On the banks of the river on a well beaten path
It's funny how those memories they last
Like strawberry wine, and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh, bittersweet
Green on the vine
Like strawberry wine

I still remember when thirty was old
And my biggest fear was September when he had to go
A few cards and letters and one long distance call
We drifted away like the leaves in the fall
But year after year I come back to this place
Just to remember the taste
Of strawberry wine, and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh, bittersweet
Green on the vine
Like strawberry wine

The fields have grown over now
Years since they've seen the plow
There's nothing time hasn't touched
Is it really him or the loss of my innocence
I've been missing so much?
Like strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh, bittersweet
Green on the vine
Like strawberry wine


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    General Commentthis song means alot to me because everytime me and my boyfriend get into and arguement i always turn to this song to calm my nerves
    stephy poohon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwoahhhh...cant believe there's not more comments on this one...its a beautiful sad song
    ahsilalishaon March 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFew songs are better-written than this one. Very human, very touching. I know a 22-year-old girl who thinks this is the best song ever. It's nice when the old music can touch the new generation.
    Morticityon March 07, 2013   Link

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