"Grease" as written by and Stephen Paul David Morris....
Summer loving had me a blast
Summer loving happened so fast
I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days drifting away to oh oh the summer nights

Tell me more, tell me more
Did you get very far
Tell me more, tell me more
Like does he have a car

She swam by me she got a cramp
He swam by me got my suit damp
I saved her life she nearly drown
He showed off splashing around
Summer sun something's begun but oh oh the summer nights

Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put up a fight?

Took her bowling in the arcade
We went strolling drank lemonade
We made out under the dock
We stayed out till ten o'clock
Summer fling don't mean a thing but oh oh the summer nights

Tell me more, tell me more
But you don't gotta brag
Tell me more, tell me more
Cause he sounds like a drag

He got friendly holding my hand
She got friendly down in the sand
He was sweet just turned eightteen
Well she was good you know what I mean
Summer heat boy and girl meet but oh oh the summer nights

Tell me more, tell me more
How much dough did he spend?
Tell me more, tell me more
Could she get me a friend?

It turned colder that's where it ends
So I told her we'd still be friends
Then we made our true love vow
Wonder what she's doing now

Summer dreams ripped at the seams but oh those summer nights
Tell me more, tell me more

Lyrics submitted by Redbabe04

"Summer Nights [From 'Grease']" as written by Stephen Paul David Morris

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    General CommentA cool song and to me, the best song on the grease sound track because it sounds 50ish.

    It's about a relationship in the "constricted" 50's between a "bad" guy and a "good" girl. A relationship that everyone tells them shouldn't be. They are "different" types of people.

    He says "There ain't no danger we can go too far" which means that they are in love even though "society" says thay are not right for each other. He is saying that there isn't a danger of them being allowed to love each other and being together forever.

    He then says "we start believin' now that we can be who we are". I take this to mean that if they just start believing that they can be what they want (two people in love) and not what "society" wants (just a summer fling, get over it), then they can find happiness.

    "they think our love is just a growing pain, Why don't they understand? It's just a crying shame".

    Why don't the adults understand that it is true love and not just a "growing pain"? He can't understand and feels sorry for them that they can't see that they are in love.

    "Their lips are lyin', only real is real". The adults are lying to them but they know that their relationship is for real.

    "we take the pressure" (from everyone about them not "being right" for each other.

    "conventionality belongs to yesterday". The old way of thinking (good girls go with good guys and bad girls go with bad guys) is out and a new way of thinking is in (good girls and bad guys or whomever. There is no right and wrong guy for a girl and vice versa).

    "this is a life of illusion" (you have to "look" the part, i.e. good girl bad guy)

    "a life of control" (ONLY bad girls with bad guys. This way of thinking is a way of control in keeping certain people with certain people)

    "mixed with confusion-- what're we doing here?" They are confused about everything right now and wonder if maybe they should go somewhere where these barriers don't exist.

    The song makes sense if you've seen the movie. Travolta is a bad guy and the girl (can't remember her name) is a good girl. They are two different types of people, but they are in love.

    mikeb26on September 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWow...I was just going to say I love this movie.
    kmk_natashaon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStill yeah, what Mike said
    bayberry_moonon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGosh I'm not sure what my favorite song is from the movie. My dad's is Hopelessly Devoted to You. This movie brings back so many good memories. My favorite is going to the drive in. I don't know how many times we saw it at the drive in. I remember my parents dressed me in my jammies, made me a little "bed" in the backseat of their Chevelle (or Mailbu, or Chevette...I was only five so I can't quite remember - but it had red interior) and we went to the drive-in to see the movie. Oh I miss those days!
    Brunicason November 20, 2008   Link

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