"Summer's Killing Us" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
Does summer exist in its praises?
Does summer exist in its praises?
The summer lives here where this place is

Come on up here, we've got something to show you
Wanna show you everything we know
Wanna show you we've been banished before you
Wanna show you we've got our own roads

And does your family know your wishes
'Cause this chorus will do you like the dishes

Summer's killin' us
It's just sing, sing, sing all day
It's as if summer existed in it's praises

Come on over, I've got somethin' to play you
'Back At Sunshine', it's the Shadow Band
We can have strictly cactus relations
Telling the waves to stop crashing

And does anybody know your wishes
'Cause this tune'll do you like the dishes

This summer's killin' us
It's just sing, sing, sing all day
It's as if summer just exists in her praises

A time for more to happen sooner
A time to be a person you still know
To float a while on your sure power
Till you say, "Canada lost, go home"

The summer's killin' us
We sing, sing, sing all day
And it's as if summer exists here in it's praises, ooh

Summer exists in a doorway
Summer exists at the fair
Summer is forever changes
Summer's taking me all the way

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"Summer's Killing Us" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentHoly geez. We need some more Canadians on this board. This song is unbelieveable. It was incredible when they performed it live this past July at Ontario Place.
    To me, this song is about a perfect summer, and all the attributes that go with it- awesome days, having a summer girl, and playing lots of beach volleyball.

    The best lines are at the end "summer exists in a doorway, summer exists at the fair' I can't even explain why I like these lines so much. To me, that is the definition of an amazing song.
    Nick Chopperon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm Canadian and just signed up. Love the hip, I do.
    This song does me like the dishes.
    Westwoodaon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just got the new hipeponymous box set. In one of the DVD's with extra bonus stuff. Gord hints that this song is all about the Summer in which the hip first formed a band when they were still in high school. The memories of getting together every day/night and playing music and just living for the moment. the get thier fist few gigs at local bars n such, nothing special but they just loved playing for n e one even if the bar was half empty they didn't care they just play for the music.
    Daryl24on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always took this song to mean that the summers were "killing" them. they do alot of touring during the summers they are always showing up at outdoor festivals and stuff like that...
    sheena1983on August 11, 2007   Link

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