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 driving by your house
Though I know you're not home.

But I can see you,
Your brown skin shining 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, baby, when I get you back,
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of.

But I can see you,
Your brown skin shining in the sun.
I see you walking real slow and you're
Smiling at everyone.
And 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 Black Flag
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

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



Lyrics submitted by ADimeADexter

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

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:Great song... It's a Don Henley Cover...

    -Stix-
    ADimeADexteron March 12, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:i think this is a great cover..and im horribly harsh on covers haha. but its just..amazing. the ataris are amazing :D
    orgasmicon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:incredible cover. i've been listening to it all day.
    oofuson March 14, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I didn't know it was a cover till now, but its frickin awsome, very well done. I think if you never knew, you can't tell its a cover, they do it perfectly. Ataris rock! SDHFR!!
    djdanon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Wow. This is a great cover! The Ataris completely rock this song... The Ataris are awesome!
    xinxwinterxon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Perfect song for them.. better than the original song! THE ATARIS ROCK!
    AtarisTimPagnottaon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I love this song. Just wanted to say how awesome it is that "Deadhead" got replaced with "Black Flag". Look who's driving the Cadillacs now...
    Invader_Zymon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I absolutely love this song!! Best cover song i've ever heard!! Rock on!!
    jamesfisher21on March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Awesome cover, great energy.
    blienkon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:yea, this is a good cover, but don henley's version was better, just because hes got a little bit more emotion in the singing, but this is one of the best covers ive heard next to somewhere over the rainbow, rainbow connections and wild world, all by me first and the gimmie gimmies
    H2OGOPunxon March 31, 2003   Link

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