"Summertime (2001 version)" as written by and Ira Gershwin George Gershwin....
This is how I pray for the summertime
This is how I pray for the summer
Got my my glass of shandy
Now I feel fine
This is how I pray in the summer

If the more you pray
The more you stay
The less it's gettin' you down

If the more you pray
The more you stay
The less it's gettin' you down

Autumn time leaves fallin' all around
Wintertime follows soon
Little bunnies freezin' in the snow
Winter's such an ugly brute

Mid city blues gettin' you down
Take a break from the strain
Get out your card
And drink a glass of wine
Admit it you feel great
It's the summertime

This is how I feel in the summertime
This is how I feel in the summer
Got my glass of shandy
Now I feel fine
This is how I play, yeah

This is how I feel in the summertime
This is how I feel in the summer
Got my glass of shandy
And I feel fine
This is how I play, yeah

And if your love has met it's sad refrain
Believe me you will love again
All the best laid plans of mice and men go wrong
It's written in this song, oh

This is how we feel in the summertime
This is how we feel in the summer
What's mine is yours
What's yours is mine
This is how I play, yeah

This is how we feel in the summertime
This is how we feel in the summer
Take it back to the summer 89
This is how I play, yeah oh

This is how we feel in the summer, oh

The Mondays the Roses
Blocking all your noses
Wearing baggy clothes
In our Buffalo poses
Bank tellers stroppy little fellas
Loved up in the clubs
Of football thugs
No malice
A dicky dread locks
Boozin' off your socks
Big fish little fish
Card board box
Gimme french kiss
I?ll love you from the rain
I dream of Santa Ana on the road to Mandalay
In the summer time
Where the weather is hot
In the summer time
Where the weather is hot
On my mind
On my mind
In the summer time
Where the weather is hot
In the summer time
I got shivers
Down my spine


Lyrics submitted by Gabigs

"Summertime" as written by Josiah Johnson Chris Zasche

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    General CommentThis song is lovely, it's a shame it's not included in any of Robbie's albums (I guess it didn't fit any of them). It's so full of melancholy, it seems like Rob is reminiscing of his younger years and the simplest things in life, like old friendships before they got wrong or spoiled. Being funny, being easy, not caring about anything but enjoying the moment and the weather...feeling like giving and getting anything from it. "What's mine is yours, what's yours is mine..."

    Rob's voice in here illustrates the feeling so perfectly. He seems to be daydreaming about this time of his life. I used to love to listen to this song when being so busy and longing for that magical time of the year...which never comes back the same, and it's nothing like we lived before. But still, you need something to make you carry on...and it might be just hoping...or remembering a summertime.

    "And if your love has met it's sad refrain
    Believe me you will love again..."
    Gabigson April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, surprisingly for me, this *old* song has now being included in "Rudebox" (it's not the same version and exact lyrics, by the way).

    Robbie says about it: "When it was originally written it was one of the first, if not the first songs I wrote when I came out of Take That and the feel of the song is a complete juxtapose of how I was at the time. When I wrote ˜Summertime", which is a very euphoric, up song I don't think I could have been anymore depressed, deluded, lost. I remember I went down to London in a pair of Vivian Westwood tartan bondage trousers, a pair of black Patrick Cox and a lovely white Vivian Westwood shirt. I was skinny as, a right proper raver and I moved in with a lady on new years night, and by February I was just fat! fat and horrible and lost, all over the place. That was when I met up with Ant Genn and we wrote the song together, Ant was my indie enfant terrible; I adored him cos he was cool as fuck and Northern and funny, I wanted to be him, but drugs took their tole on both of us. At least I have a lasting memory of an amazing yet catastrophic summer, plus I love the fact that little bunnies freeze in the snow."
    Gabigson November 04, 2006   Link

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