"Summertime" as written by Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin and Du Bose Heyward....
Hey, that last summer day
When we hung out
I thought that it would last forever
You, knew it wasn't true
I'd known all the clues
Then I lost it to the weather

If I'd known what I know now
Wouldn't be surprised
Would have realized
Would have realized

[Chorus]
This summertime
Why did you lie to me?
This summertime
Why don't you leave me be?
This summertime

You took away from me

Hey, the clouds have come around
How does that sound?
Knowing you won't last forever
Leaves are all falling down
And she's not around
Why couldn't we have worked together?

If I'd known what I know know now
Wouldn't be surprised
Of this demise
Would have realized

[Chorus]

As winter gets colder
The weights getting bolder
I just run and hide
Why don't you run and hide?
Yeah, I don't want to see your face anymore
Don't you come around here anymore

[Chorus]

You took away from me


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"Summertime" as written by Brian Melo Greg Johnston

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    General CommentThis reminds me of what I'm sort of going through right now. Summer's coming to a close and I'm starting to think that my relationship was all a summer fling. When the leaves change and sesaon changes, what will happen to us?
    During the summer, especially when you're young, summer seems to last forever. You make the best memories and have the most fun. Same goes with relationships. They are carefree and lovely because you have all the time in the world and no school or work to cloud that. In the song, I think he's saying that he thought they could last forever but obviously his girl had other plans. He saw it coming but didn't want to believe it. He didn't want to believe that it was just a fling. But when then he lost it to the weather; fall came and he lost her. Looking back he can see that it was coming all along but being young and stupid he didn't want to beleive that they were ending as a couple.
    He wonders how and why she screwed him up so badly and made it seem like they would last if she knew that it was just a fling. He's saying that as time goes by, he begins to get over her and he just never wants to see her again. He doesn't want her to come back to him ever. He figures that she stole his summer right from under him. And that sucks. Big time!
    XphysicsXangelXon August 24, 2009   Link

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