"Summer (The First Time)" as written by and Davide Marani....
It was a hot afternoon
Last day of June
And the sun was a demon
The clouds were afraid
One ten in the shade
And the pavement was steaming

I told Billy Ray
In his red Chevrolet
I needed time for some thinking
I was just walking by
When I looked in her eye
And I swore it was winking

She was thirty one and I was seventeen
I knew nothing about love, she knew everything
When I sat down beside her on the front porch swing
And wondered what the coming night would bring

The sun closed her eyes
As it climbed in the sky
And it started to swelter
The sweat trickled down the front of her gown
I thought it would melt her

She threw back her hair
Like I wasn't there
She sipped on a julep
Her shoulders were bare
And I tried not to stare
When I looked at her two lips

And when she looked at me
I heard her softly say
I know you're young
You don't know what to do or say
But stay with me until the sun has gone away
And I will chase the boy in you away

And then she smiled then we talked for a while
Then we walked for a mile to the sea
We sat on the sand, and the boy took her hand
But I saw the sun rise as a man

Ten years have gone by
Since I looked in her eye
But the memory lingers
I got back in my mind
To the very first time
And feel the touch of her fingers

It was a hot afternoon
Last day of June
And the sun was a demon
The clouds were afraid
One ten in the shade
And the pavement was steaming


Lyrics submitted by lobo81865

"Summer" as written by Bobby Goldsboro

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Summer (The First Time) song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentnice song of an older woman and young man "We sat on the sand, and a boy took her hand

    But I saw the sun rise as a man
    classic line
    scanon December 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song on the radio earlier – in the charts this day 40 years ago, pop pickers. The most famous part of this song is probably the remarkable low piano riff that repeats between couplets.

    Unless I’m missing something, it’s a story of a boy losing his innocence to a much older woman. As the other comment here mentions, there are some nice lines in here although the final verse (“but the memory lingers”, “feel the touch of her fingers”) are reminiscent of Paul Simon’s Duncan, which covers similar ground.
    CaribCannibalon September 10, 2016   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain