In The Summertime

Album: Shot Of Love (1981)
  • I was in your presence for an hour or so
    Or was it a day?
    I truly don't know
    Where the sun never set, where the trees hung low
    By that soft and shining sea
    Did you respect me for what I did
    Or what I didn't do, or keeping it hid?
    Did I lose my mind when I tried to get rid
    Of everything you see?

    In the summertime, ah in the summertime
    In the summertime, when you were with me.

    I got the heart and you got the blood
    We cut through iron and we cut through mud
    Then came the warning that was before the flood
    That set everybody free
    Fools they made a mock of sin
    Our loyalty they tried to win
    But you were closer to me than my next of kin
    When they didn't want to know or see.

    In the summertime, ah in the summertime
    In the summertime, when you were with me.

    Strangers, they meddled in our affairs
    Poverty and shame were theirs
    But all that suffering was not to be compared
    With the glory that is to be
    And I'm still carrying the gift you gave
    It's a part of me now, it's been cherished and saved
    It'll go with me unto the grave
    And into eternity.

    In the summertime, ah in the summertime
    In the summertime, when you were with me. Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
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