"Boys of Summer" as written by and Don/campbell Henley....
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
Oh no, you’re not at home

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shining in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
But 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
Well 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 shining in the sun
I see you walking real slow and you’re smiling 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 Dead Head 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 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
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone



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    General CommentThis song is about youth and a young love. At first, I really didn't think so, primarily you can see its about wanting someone back but it has a deeper meaning than that. It should really be sung by a guy to make proper sense, but you can always twist the meaning. "The boys of summer" is a metephor for her past. Summer is his past. The best times she had were with the boys of summer. Her friends or boyfriends etc. "I can tell you my love for you will still be strong after the boys of summer has gone" means she'll still love him after all his best years have gone
    "Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach ... the summer's out of reach..." etc. refers to how the past is over. "I'm driving by your house though I know you're not home" to her love being gone too.
    "Out on the road today, I saw a dead head sticker on a cadillac" is a metephor for how things have changed too. A Dead Head sticker used to be a sign of rebelling and there it is on a nice car that a lot of people want; exactly what the sticker was rebelling against. It's ironic. It's not longer a sign of rebelling. It's now become part of the consumer world.
    Ultimately, she doesn't want to look back to his love because that means looking back onto her past too. It's too late to look back kind of. But she can still see him. She still loves him
    Jenezzyon February 17, 2006   Link

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