Wake-up we're stealing cars
1996 1997 1998 we're all waiting for the year 2000
Just the smell on the summer can make me fall in love

We go to the parties listen to the DJ's
Dance dance dance and go crazy
She's a party queen an she's in party heaven

Her clock is stuck on late
Got a first name basis at 7-11
Hold the slip slide taste the sweat it's salty
Irrigation ditch and a swimming hole
Nation-wide loved the movie


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Summer Lyrics as written by Isaac Brock Eric Judy

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    "just the smell on the summer can make me fall in love" ... nothing short of amazing.

    prodon May 12, 2002   Link
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    I believe this is one of the best songs about summer: it deals with love, parties, and sunny afternoon shit to do.

    "1996 1997 1998 we're all waiting for the year 2000" I love that line, even though its now 2003 because that is how I always feel during summer, excited--waiting for something big to happen.

    "just the smell on the summer can make me fall in love" ditto to the other post, summer's like that, it's something in the air, its the best, or perhaps the only time to fall in love

    "we go to the parties listen to the DJ's dance dance dance and go crazy" Everytime I hear these lyrics it brings back memories of my senior year summer, going to parties, all your friends there, drinking, being free.

    "hold the slip slide taste the sweat it's salty irrigation ditch and a swimming hole" These are summer afternoons, one of the things that make life worth living--chilling, swimming, smoking buds.

    Great song, one I think many Modest Mouse fans overlook to often, one of my favorites.

    stefanjohon March 10, 2003   Link
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    ps Can anyone recommend any other good summer songs?

    stefanjohon March 10, 2003   Link
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    i dont know stefanjoh, anybody who catches the smallest decibal of this song is amazed and wants to start dancing to it. Anybody who thinks this song sucks should be tortured and thrown into the firey depts of the black underworld

    barnacleson September 29, 2004   Link
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    my absolute favorite song, hands fucking down.

    dexteron September 30, 2004   Link
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    Yeah, if this doesnt make you cut a rug, you need to get out of your coma.

    The song is about being young....thats it, and that is enough.

    Bellyfull of Swanson January 15, 2005   Link
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    "we go to the parties listen to the DJ's dance dance dance and go crazy"

    lol!! This is a great song........I can't get these lines out of my head!!!

    starrynite07on September 15, 2005   Link
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    barnacles knows.

    other best summer song ever:

    "summer '91" by ..and you will know us by the trail of dead.

    fromthehouseoflordson September 17, 2005   Link
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    wow, amazing song. I always dance when it says "Dance dance dance and go crazy" it's soo catchy, and it sums up summer so well. "Just the smell of the summer can make me fall in love"

    perfectdisguiseon October 10, 2005   Link
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    Im not sure why but all my comments keep getting deleted. I really love this song."her clock is stuck on late, got a first name basis at 7-11" SUMMER ROCKS! the season and the song. both good for skating.

    mcscumbagon January 27, 2006   Link

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