The walls in this old place are so familiar
and with the windows they will filter
all the thoughts that lost their minds
and all the thoughts that challenge times.

With her black hair in her eyes she’s disconnected.
She’s deflected their main objective.
She’s out of line; she’s doing fine
as she defines her own design.

If you close your eyes
you can almost see her--
see her just the way she is--
and if you listen right
you just might believe her, believe me.

Summer days have gone away,
but summer dreams are here to stay
and she’s sending her heart to California.
While all her family sits and waits
and all her friends anticipate
a time when they’ll find
that she’s come back to join the
world outside of California.

She’s barely hit 16 and she is dying,
she’s defying the hand that’s trying
to wake her up, to raise the stakes,
to show her what steps she must take.
As the doctors dose her up she’s on the boardwalk
with the “Tick-Tock” of heels on flip-flops.
She loves the rides that flow like tides,
that go so high they touch the sky.
They touch the sky.

She’s where the nights are warm and the days are long,
and when the day is gone the night lives on.
She tells me she needs to fly.
And her hair looks right in the coastal wind,
and when the fog sits light and her curls set in
she tells me she needs to fly.
She tells me she needs to fly



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    General Commenti love this. summer is over, but he still wants it?

    She’s barely hit 16 and she is dying,
    she’s defying the hand that’s trying
    to wake her up, to raise the stakes,
    to show her what steps she must take.
    As the doctors dose her up she’s on the boardwalk
    with the “Tick-Tock” of heels on flip-flops.
    shejustwantstorockon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUmm..I think this song is about a girl who lives in California, but she's dying...but she wants to go back to California with her friends and family.

    She wants to have another chance to live, to go to the beach, to "fly", etc.

    Basically, I think it's about a girl who's dying and just wants to "fly" away from the pain of dying, etc.
    mikagexxangelon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure she's in a coma, and in her dreams she's in California. Hence the name, Summer Dreams.
    "As the doctors dose her up she’s on the boardwalk."
    "With her black hair in her eyes she’s disconnected."
    "While all her family sits and waits
    and all her friends anticipate
    a time when they’ll find
    that she’s come back to join the
    world outside of California."
    "She’s where the nights are warm and the days are long."
    Sydney Is Radon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who isnt conscious and maybe dying? and while shes not aware of the "real world" shes dreaming of California.
    megg_youknowon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a young girl who has been to California and finds solace in those memories after the summer ends. She is consumed by the yearning to the point where she is completlely isolated from the world "outside of CA".
    It's said in the lyrics that she IS dying & my opinion is that as she recieves the doses of medication, she goes back to her memories of CA to deliver her from the pain she feels.

    She just needs to fly. She wants to be free from the suffering of her disease. I'm not sure if I'd be right in assuming this, but I think she dies and the last stanza of the song relfects her in all her glory, finally at peace in California.
    ninamarie8aon April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentum..its about Jamie most likley and she isnt in a coma
    SavingChivalrykyleon August 27, 2008   Link

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