"Summertime" as written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler....
Do some people wind up with the one that they adore
In a heart-shaped hotel room it's what a heart is for
The bubble floats so madly will it stay sky-high?
Hello partner
Kiss your name bye-bye
Sometimes...

Romantic Piscean seeks angel in disguise
Chinese-speaking girlfriend big brown eyes
Liverpudlian lady sophisticated male
Hello partner
Tell me love can't fail

& it's you & me in the summertime
We'll be hand in hand down in the park
With a squeeze & a sigh & that twinkle in your eye
& all the sunshine banishes the dark

Do some people wind up with the one that they abhor
In a distant hell-hole room third world war
But all I see is films where a colourless despair
Meant angry young men with immaculate hair
Sometimes...

Get up a voice inside says there's no time for looking down
Only a pound a word & you're talking to the town
But how do you coin the phrase though that will set your soul apart?
Just to touch
A lonely heart

& it's you & me in the summertime
We'll be hand in hand down in the park
With a squeeze & a sigh & that twinkle in your eye
& all the sunshine banishes the dark

& it's you I need in the summertime
As I turn my white skin red
Two peas from the same pod yes we are
Or have I read too much fiction?
Is this how it happens?


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"Summertime" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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    General CommentThis could have been the Sundays big hit in the US if only they would have released it IN THE SUMMERTIME! haha Not that I thought they needed a big hit, but it's such a great song that I wanted more people to hear it and love it, too.

    This has to be one of the classic song endings:

    "two peas from the same pod, yes we are,
    or have I read too much fiction?
    Is this how it happens?"

    So powerful with the music, and brilliant lyrically.
    TK6022on January 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^^^ YOU ARE INSANE, i just downloaded the city on film version...there is no way it is better than the sunday's version....the sunday's dreamy guitars are what does it for me...that wha...
    poly800rockon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think song is about connecting to someone you barely know just because the mood is comfortable to fall into.
    pollypocketon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn I've always loved this song,
    Dprincess1220on March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree TK. I just finished listening to the song a few minutes ago. I must have heard this song a million times, but it's the first time that the ending resonated with me. Interesting that it hit you the same way.
    ophelia219on January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a classic song from back in the say. i still love it!
    roach133on May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so infectious, and it's been, to me, the theme of summer for the past 6 years. one of the best choruses ever...it's such a lovely tune. =P
    delialon July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's clear the writer has been in love in a way that I never have. I love that guitar riff at the end...

    To me it's summer in the city; love in the heat, and a sophisticated existence where an affair of convenience is just as passionate as a life-long love.

    -Brian
    DiscoVernon October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho cares about a diff version of this...? The first is always the best... I loved this song the first day i heard it on the radio and i love it to this day... Guys trust me...play this to your girl and see what happens!
    Starfuryon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about looking for love and doing it in the small ads in newspapers: "Romantic Piscean seeks angel in disguise" is typical of those sort of adverts. It goes on from the idea that you meet a person to the outcomes of that - could be great, could not be - and as I see it the subject of the song convincing herself that it is worth taking the chance.
    michaelwoodon June 20, 2006   Link

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