30th of April
Seems like yesterday
Bought a house above the ocean
where our kids could laugh and play

I called you from Paris
to tell you that I
wrote our names on the observation deck
of the Eifell Tower

Remember those nights
Playing summer wind in the jukebox of the bar we used to go.
We made out in the bathroom and you walked me to my house
And I tried to convince you not to go home.

If only, I had more time
I'd take you where you wanted to go
Italy isn't the same without you here

If only, I had one wish
I'd want a million trillion lifetimes that I could spend with you
Fall in love with you again and again
Again.

First of November, 1998
I was thinking of what to say when I would call
Denice come over to my house, cause you're the one for me
We'll drink cheap wine and watch for shooting stars.

Remember our first apartment
our couch was never big enough for two
Still we'd fall asleep in each others arms and wake up on the floor,
Now looking back it was made for me and you.

If only, I had more time
I'd take you where you wanted to go
Japan is really nice this time of year

If only, I had one wish
I'd want a million trillion lifetimes that I could spend with you
Fall in love with you again and again

If only, I had more time
England isn't the same without you here

If only, I had one wish
I'd want a million trillion lifetimes that I could spend with you
Fall in love with you again and again.


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    General Commentthis song is very sweet but very sad. basically its him being nostalgic about a love that he once had but had to give up so that he could travel the world with his band i presue. he wants to be with her but knows it can't really work.
    Konfusion28on December 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my true love Austin Micheal Russie. These outrageous lyrics by The Ataris.. are wonderful. I cannot go a day without listening to this song.. Although, it makes me get a bit teary.. I still love it. They did an awesome job. I Love You Austin.. **11-25-01** Will always be remember. *muah*
    -Kris-
    IdeLfrOmrEaLitY1125on February 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing! every time i hear it chills go through my body and it reminds me of this one guy...i love the ataris and i love this song
    alison13on March 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sooooooo sweet. Normally I don't get all gushy mushy over songs but he sings it like he means every word. awwww. Makes me happy.
    susiehighschoolon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sooooooo sweet. Normally I don't get all gushy mushy over songs but he sings it like he means every word. awwww. Makes me happy.
    susiehighschoolon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't listen to this song anymore even though it is my favorite Ataris song. It reminds me too much of my ex. It literally makes me cry every time I hear it. When I can listen to this song again...that is when I know I am over him.
    Sweetygal16on May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so sweet...kris seems like such an awesome guy, i'd love to meet them...
    ataris rock
    BrokenPromiseson May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree this song is very sweet. Makes you get warm fuzzy feelings inside. hehe. :D
    anna118kon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment Does aynone know where I can find ANY songs to download by one of these groups:
    Not even close
    Mitosis
    Play the hero, or
    Thermal detail
    If so PLEASE e-mail me at bubblebug26@yahoo.com or post a message under the song by "Rufio" called "one slowdance" I would really appreciate it! ~Thanks!!
    Bubblebug26on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it's cute that he says "playing 'summer wind' on the jukebox every where we go.." just a wild guess, but i'm thinking it's related to "summer wind was always our song." which is a great song. most of the ataris' stuff is. this is a really sweet, cute song.. i love it. :)
    luckye225on June 01, 2002   Link

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