That summer feeling That summer feeling
That summer feeling

When there's things to do not because you gotta
When you run for love not because you oughtta
When you trust your friends with no reason ta nada
This joy I've named shall not be tamed
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

When the cool of the pond makes you drop down on it
When the smell of the lawn makes you flop down on it
When the teenage car gets the cop down on it
That time is here for one more year
That summer feeling's gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

If you've forgotten what I'm naming
You're gonna long to reclaim it one day
You see that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

But if you wait until your older
A sad resentment will smoulder one day
And Then the summer feeling will come haunt you
And that summer feeling will come taunt you
That summer feeling will hurt you
Later in your life.

When the playground that just was all dirt
Comes hauntin
And someone who called you a flirt
Comes tauntin
It's not that these things alone
Were appealin
What I now revealin is a certain feelin
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

When the Oldsmobile has got the top down on it
When the catamaran has got the drop down on it
When the flat of the land has got the crop down on it
What I now proclaim is sortta hard to name
But that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

When even fourth grade starts looking good
Which you hated,
And first grade's looking good too,
Overrated,
And you boys long for some little girl
That you dated
Do you long for her of for the way you were,
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

It's gonna haunt you
It's gonna taunt you


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That Summer Feeling Lyrics as written by Jonathan Michael Richman

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's amazing how well this guy can channel Lou Reed but still give it his own spin. Love love love this song.
    trainspotteron November 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove love love this song. A sentimental song about sentimentality itself. To me this song sums up
    a lot of what Jon's songs are about: falling in love, being young, carefree and those fleeeting moments of that really formulate our memories.

    The 'summer' feeling is a great little expression.
    bobcatclayon February 24, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I listen to this song I see my summers during high school. Girl on the swing with the dirty ankles is striking. Say what you will and they still adore ya, those are friends you made before you grew into an adult with adult ideas. Its just one of the greatest songs ever written and s few people have heard it.
    docthanatoson May 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    MemoryIt kind of scares me how many levels of my life this song describes.
    It is beautiful.
    Love this.
    ChaseOddityon March 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about nostalgia.
    warren1983on January 16, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAwesome
    Zoltan Pandemoniumon June 30, 2007   Link

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