"Boys of Summer" as written by Don Henley and Michael W. Campbell....
Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm drivin' by your house
Though I know you're not at home
But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice Inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back."
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone


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"The Boys of Summer" as written by Michael W. Campbell Don Henley

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    General Commentrubbish song, not half as good as the don henly version.
    Ramagammaon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song good times.....
    knockout22on September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song- can't wait till the beach :-)
    SummerRadianceon March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAw, reminds me of being all carefree and ten years old ^_^
    simsfreqon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere do these dj's get off rehashing songs that were poor to start off with. Wow they must be so talented!!!!!!!!
    sivillaon April 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man. I love this song. Don Henley still rocks this song more than anyone could...but the Ataris version is pretty rockin' too.
    SeeingRedon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its definitely talking about a girl who was deeply in love...but once summer came something just happened to their love and things ending..once summer was over she couldn't believe what had happened to them..and i believe at the time she is singing this they are back together..or shes saying she is going to get him back...and just remembering what had happened that summer
    dbishon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe singer is a Dutch girl called Loona.She is DJ Sammy's wife.
    Fairygirlon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is DJ Sammy's second single.I prefer this song to Heaven,because it has a happier feel to it.
    Fairygirlon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sooo catchy, I don't normally like this type of music but this just reminds me of summer holidays and nice weather :D Cheers me up!

    I don't care about my meaning, I'm pretty sure they've broken up and she wants him back, but not 'til she's had her way with a few other guys ? Meh either way, catchy as fuck!
    emotionvlogicon March 26, 2009   Link

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