"Summer '68" as written by and Richard Wright....
Would you like to say something before you leave
Perhaps you'd care to state exactly how you feel
We said good-bye before we said hello
I hardly even like you, I shouldn't care at all
We met just six hours ago, the music was too loud
From your bed I gained a day and lost a bloody year
And I would like to know
How do you feel, how do you feel, how do you feel?

Not a single word was said, delights still without fears
Occasionally you showed a smile but what was the need
I felt the cold far too soon - the wind of '95
My friends are lying in the sun, I wish that I was there
Tomorrow brings another town and another girl like you
Have you time before you leave to greet another man
Just you let me know
How do you feel, how do you feel, how do you feel?

Good-bye to you
Charlotte Kringles too
I've had enough for one day


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"Summer '68" as written by Rick Wright

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    General CommentThis song means to me that rick is explaining about a woman he finds that becomes attached to him and he is rock star so he does not have time and that tommarow will just bring another stupid bitch like you!
    Vera44on February 05, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a song about LOSS. A girl that came, used him and left when she's done. He clearly stated that he wants more of her, not sexual more! But she's gone, and he's bitter.

    Oh and are you guys emotionally handicapped, "he used her" where all the text shows the opposite?
    אילן10on July 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI see that noone has added a comment about this song. I wonder how many people actually listen to Atom Heart Mother but that's not the point. This song for some reason reminds me of the drug alcohol. "Goodbye before hello", the walk of shame the next morning. "How do you feel" Well after it's said and done how would you feel. Please if someone has any other honest idea please let me know. Aother theory I have is that each song on Atom Heart Mother is about a different drug. Goto that song if you care to see why I think so.
    Aminals420on June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI have only heard this song form the album "Atom Heart Mother" and I think this song is about meeting a women, and then having enough with her after not getting a response on how she feels.
    Accordplaya88on May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI doubt your theory Animals...the reason i say this is because atom heart mother was an album that came about in a time when the band was trying to find themselves (it was shortly after the loss of syd barret, their lead man and primary creative drive). They were also experimenting with different styles. Each member of the band was responsible for coming up with a song. They did and atom heart mother was the result. There are 4 band members, hence 4 songs on the album.
    jgolem7213on October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere are actually 5 songs on the album, not 4.
    beanickaon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbeanicka, obviously there are 5 songs on the whole album, what igolem meant was that the 4 songs on the opposite side of Atom Heart Mother, were created each by a different band member (If:Waters; Summer '68: Wright; Fat Old Sun: Gilmour) the only problem is Alans song is composed by all four members. When Atom Heart Mother (the song) is on a totally different level than the songs on the other side. I like the drug reference even though I dont think its true, defenitley drug influenced, everything was drug influenced, but there is a deeper find there.
    lizard_kingon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Rick Wright, it is about a one night stand.
    petermanon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere are the correct lyrics:
    ---
    Not a single word was said
    The night still hid our fears
    Occasinally you showed a smile
    But when was the need
    I felt the cold far too soon
    In a room of 95 (---as in DEGREES!)
    ---
    Goodbye to you
    Charlotte Pringle's due ( CP being a historic figure in the UK)
    ive had enoough for one day
    ---
    btw-how does one correct lyrics here?
    seashellzon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthere are the correct lyrics:
    ---
    Not a single word was said
    The night still hid our fears
    Occasinally you showed a smile
    But when was the need
    I felt the cold far too soon
    In a room of 95 (---as in DEGREES!)
    ---
    Goodbye to you
    Charlotte Pringle's due ( CP being a historic figure in the UK)
    ive had enoough for one day
    ---
    btw-how does one correct lyrics here?
    seashellzon January 13, 2005   Link

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