"One Summer Dream" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Deep waters flow, out to the sea,
They never needed you or me.
One summer dream, one summer dream.

Blue mountains high and valley low,
I don't know which way I should go,
One summer dream, one summer dream.

Warm summer breeze blows endlessly,
Touching the hearts of those who feel,
One summer dream, one summer dream.

Bird on wing goes floating by,
But there's a teardrop in his eye,
One summer dream, one summer dream.
One summer dream, one summer dream.


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"One Summer Dream" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentThis is one of ELO's best songs it is very beautiful. Jeff Lynne's voice is great on this song. the Band does a great job backing him up, ELO are a GREAT band and very underrated.
    ELOfan333on February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the liner notes for the 2006 reissue of this album, Jeff Lynne indicates that this is an anti-war song. If so, it's a very oblique one. :-)
    Kenobi65on February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo I go,
    Though it hurts me so.
    I'm crying
    For your love.

    The beginning just brings tears to my eyes. I think of it as a superb lost love lyric. I love ELO. Such a gorgeous ephemeral song.
    webmasterdeeon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song on face the music, very very dreamy and i love the strings on the track. just think of a summer dream
    bungalowbillon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of Jeff's best! This one never gets old.
    aaaardyon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, I am a fan of ELO, but I do not remember this song... so beautiful! haunting... like a warm drowsy afternoon, it feels like it will last forever but in the back of your mind you know summer won't last and winter will come...
    gladtobeadadon June 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOnly an older man can fully appreciate the meaning of this song. It is about a time in a young man's life which was there for a brief moment and then it's gone. Mom and dad are no more today. All I have are my kid brother, wife, daughter, and our first grandchild. Although a man can never reclaim his youth, God willing he may enjoy many more summers to come.
    mtmelaraon April 06, 2013   Link

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