Summerbaby, come on baby, show me the town
I didn't know that you'd be such a short visit
Once a year I noticed that you're not around
Mama says you went when you were exquisite

If you seen all I done
When I'm alone I do things nobody knows

We were all wondering where you came from
Last night we were hypothesizing that you were an angel
Sometimes it feels like you're looking down
From up above where the angels are found

If you seen all I done
When I'm alone I do things that nobody knows
Every drop of sex and every little mess I make
I was around, I was around

I was around
(nobody knows, nobody knows)
I was around
(nobody knows, nobody knows)
I was around
(nobody knows, nobody knows)
I was around
(nobody knows, nobody-)

Do you see a lot of angels up there like you?
Wolfgang and Vincent van Gogh
Have you seen Josephine?
Someone from town like Marshall Brown?
Or someone you know?

If you seen all I done
When I'm alone I do things nobody knows
Every drop of sex and every little mess I make
I was around, I was around, I was around

I was around
(nobody knows, nobody knows)...


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  • +3
    General CommentI may be wrong, but to me it sounds like it's discussing ... um, "self-gratification".

    He meets this girl one summer and falls in love/lust with her. She leaves for one reason or another, and he fantasizes about her after she's gone. And I'll leave it at that ...

    (Someone please tell me I'm wrong!!)
    bobsmith84on June 27, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIf you take the song to be about masturbation, "I was around" could be a sly way of saying "I came"
    Awhislyleon January 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey changed the lyrics for the episode of Pete and Pete that this song appeared on. They replaced "Every drop of sex" with "Every time I guess." So even if it is about masturbation, the meaning was hidden well for the show.
    Bravuraon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe girl probably died based on the "Do you see a lot of angels up their like you?". He still thinks of this girl when he is masturbating and even when he is with other women.
    HowardTCoon July 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinetly my fav episode of PandP was the one with this song and the band....little pete finds this garage band and gets this song stuck in his head...but them the band dissapears! awesome show awesome song awesome band...i have basically all the polaris songs from pete and pete and if i get time ill post the lyrics for you all
    ORANGE-tommorrowon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah buddy. this is little pete's favorite song!!!!! wooo ... that show is my childhood. polaris makes me want to dance like a maniac, eat lucky charms, and be 7 again!!
    rachypoo6on September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh man, i just ranted about how great the episode with pete's favorite song is in another thread, but i must say again, that this is the BEST. i love when anyone is passionate about music! pete and pete is definalty the best show to come out of that nickelodeon era. i can still watch the shows and be completely entertained. oh how i wish i could watch riiight now.
    urlostinspacelikemeon January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song and episode but what does it mean
    the summerbaby could be in omage to pavement i was around is also alot like the line 'every time i come around i get shot' in the pavement song
    fatkid1041on December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat season was this episode in
    fatkid1041on December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is from 'hard days pete' it is is season one i think calling it one of the best shows from nickelodeon is doing pete and pete an injustice. it is easily one of the best shows of all times. the show is so far ahead of its time. and it is something you can enjoy at any age it is fun to go back and watch certain episodes and catchin innuendos

    plus each episode has so many different stories that weave together much like seinfeld does. it just sad there were only 3 seasons
    captainsanoon December 26, 2005   Link

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