"Summertime" as written by Keith Elam, Christopher Martin, Alton Taylor, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas, George Brown, Richard Westfield, Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Robert Mickens, ...
Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin' to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it's cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain't broke then don't try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause it's the summertime


School is out and it's a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn't really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell 'em who's best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your Nissan sitting on lorenzos
Back in Philly we'd be out in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turns around to see what you beeping at
It's like the summers a natural aphrodisiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time


It's late in the day and I ain't been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperature's about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
Cause you're invited to a barbeque that's starting at 4
Sitting with your friends cause y'all remincise
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the DJ's spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family
Then six o'clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It's time to cruise so you go to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin and maxin
Chillin in the car they spent all day waxin
Leanin to the side but you can't spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There's an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince's new defintion of summer madness


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Summertime" as written by Dennis Brown

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentthis song is the all time summer anthem. i'll be playing this song every summer, all summer.
    hllywd24on June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the pit. its aplace where all my friends chill, we just roll up, blast the sterio, and chill. i love it. i just gotta rock
    enjoikid16on June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... where's the love kids???

    >>>>it's time to cruise
    jodiemooreon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentchilled out summer tune
    little_miss_failureon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always think Saved by the Bell, you know the episodes when they went to Hawaii? That was the theme instead for those episodes....and may i say...I love this song and Will Smith.
    lyrics2myhearton November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest summer song
    Danielistheincrowd19on May 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song... I always go nostalgic when this song comes on... always makes me want to play a pick up game of basketball or football... a very nicely-crafted song that always makes me smile and think of my family :)
    infiniteentropyon January 25, 2011   Link

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