Fell into
A sea of grass
And disappeared among
The shady blades...
Children all
Ran over me
Screaming tag!
You are the one!

He trips her as
Her sandals fail
She says stop!
I'm a girl...
Whose fingernails are made
Of mother's pearl...

Yellow buttercup
Helicopters
Orange buttercat
Chasing after
The crazy bee
Mad about somebody...

Me and my girlfriend
Don't wear no shoes
Her nose is painted pepper
Sunlight...
She loves me
I mean it's serious
As serious can be...

She sings a song and
I listen to what it says:
If you want a friend
Feed any animal...
There was so much space
I cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In the summertime...
And it rolled

Summer.... oh...
Oh.... the summertime rolls



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Summertime Rolls Lyrics as written by Perry Farrell Eric Adam Avery

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    General Commenther nose is painted pepper sunlight..to me that means she has freckles..i like that line, tho i could be wrong..
    mysterywhitegirlon September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must say, it's great representation of the effects of MDMA, from the lyrics to just the sound of it. Tsk, tsk, Jane's Addiction! :-)
    SnowyJulyon August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout love in the summertime. and perhaps ecstasy. another great song about my friends and i...
    kingmikekingon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written and preformed perfectly. Just one of those get it right the first time songs. Maybe memories of a perfect moment in a relationship.
    sk8nfool13on April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really really love this song. It's just about being in love in the summer and how much better it is.
    beckah Gon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome, I think its so cool how he has included all the kind of mundane things going on around him, like kids playing tag and the helicopters but writes about them in a way that makes it obvious that they are not really important to his current state of mind.
    quiffpornon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI am now 33 years old. I started to listen to Jane's around 1991(13 years ago). They are by far in my top 5 favorite bands of all time. To this day this song almost HURTS in my chest because it's so incredible. No matter what I feel like, if I listen to this, I'm transported to another place........
    IAmSciFion September 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti was young, i was madly in love, it was summer of 1988. this song always takes me back to that time. i just love simging along to this song!
    icexeon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe title of this song, and the lyrics, remind me distinctly of Ecstacy. The slang for X around here (North Carolina) is "Rolls"...and the best ones come in the Summer. The lyrics kind of represent a feeling you'd get from X...so this is either a weird coincidence, or my fucked up interpretation. And even though I'd never listen to Jane's Addiction while rolling (usually listen to DieselBoy)...great song for memories.
    Filthon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have always thought about perry and some chick ,, tripping in the park, just have a nice summer time day
    ripfrippon March 14, 2006   Link

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