"Deadbeat Summer" as written by Todd Rundgren and Alan Palomo....
Going blind from the heat
In the middle of a sunlit street
Seeing thoughts on repeat
But I'd rather get something to eat
Feeling senseless and beat
And I wonder at the chance that we'll meet

Deadbeat summer
It's just a deadbeat summer

You're the one that I miss
From last summer when I'd stolen a kiss
Hear the endless hiss
As it rolls into the starlit abyss
All my dreams reminisce
Never thought this time it'd be like this

Deadbeat summer
It's just a deadbeat summer


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"Deadbeat Summer" as written by Todd Rundgren Alan Palomo

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  • +2
    General Commenthe misses his gal
    sydbarretton November 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe wants to get together to a specific girl, but they don't seem to meet each other. He flirts and hangs out with other girls, but it's just a deadbeat summer, because his dreams are not coming true
    piperwillowon March 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the ? you are looking for is "senseless and beat"
    animalwithapouchon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this lyrics work best:

    come and run from the heat
    in the middle of a sunlit street
    seeing thoughts in repeat
    but i'd rather get something to eat
    feeling senseless and beat
    and i wonder if through chance we will meet (i'm not sure about this so i'll just take your word for it)

    deadbeat summer
    it's just a deadbeat summer

    you're the one that i'll miss
    from my summer when i'd stolen a kiss
    hear the endless hiss
    as he rolls into the starlit abyss
    all my dreams reminisce
    never thought this time (?) would be like this

    deadbeat summer
    it's just a deadbeat summer
    Meibon January 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's a bit more like this:

    Come in blind from the heat
    In the middle of a sunlit street


    pokdeoon January 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhatever the lyrics, this is an amazing catchy song.
    dontcarvemeouton January 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction**correct lyrics from the cd booklet**

    going blind from the heat
    in the middle of a sunlit street
    seeing thoughts on repeat
    but I'd rather get something to eat
    feeling senseless and beat
    and I wonder at the chance that we'll meet

    deadbeat summer
    it's just a deadbeat summer

    you're the one that I miss
    from last summer when I'd stolen a kiss
    hear the endless hiss
    as it rolls into the starlit abyss
    all my dreams reminisce
    never thought this time it'd be like this

    deadbeat summer
    it's just a deadbeat summer
    FiberOpticJesuson April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneon indian, will you marry me????!
    jk hahaha
    no but serious! >.<
    love everything about this group band WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT!!! ahaha
    <3
    rapunzille9791on June 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIn addition to what's already been said, the lyrics "seeing thoughts on repeat,
    but I'd rather get something to eat" seem to portray being high on marijuana, anyone else agree?
    Zeppelynnon May 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationPerhaps the world is selfish, because if other girls let themselves be charmed, then they do not care about him, but about themselves. They should care to be straight and to help him find his way out, and be happy with his sweet wife, that is what true happiness is. Escaping and searching for someone else is not the way. She cares and would not do anything like that. Besides, why would she let temptations when she knows what brings peace? She cares about him more than he knows or thinks. Yes, he is beautiful and charming, and yes, I can see how easy it would be, but no, it is not right. What matters is what is right, what builds someone's character, peace and happiness.
    The pain will not go if she went with him. The pain is deeper and can only be healed in other ways.
    She would be a true friend, even hug him, but she would keep the friendship pure. She respects how he feels about the way he wants to live his life and would never judge him, because she adores him as he is. She wishes that he could accept the friendship and accept her with what she believes, even if what she believes seems so strange to him :) and she will not talk about what she believes if he does not want to hear it. I can respect that :0) Batty :)
    rouge7on May 21, 2011   Link

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