Summertime

Album: The Road and the Radio (2005)
Charted: 34
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  • Summertime is finally here
    That old ballpark, man, is back in gear
    Out on 49
    Man, I can see the lights

    School's out and the nights roll in
    Man, just like a long lost friend
    You ain't seen in a while
    You can't help but smile

    And it's two bare feet on the dashboard
    Young love and an old Ford
    Cheap shades and a tattoo
    And a Yoo-Hoo (Yoo-Hoo) bottle on the floorboard

    Perfect song on the radio
    Sing along 'cause it's one we know
    It's a smile, it's a kiss
    It's a sip of wine, it's summertime
    Sweet summertime

    Temperature says ninety three
    Down at the Deposit and Guarantee
    But that swimmin' hole
    It's nice and cold

    Bikini bottoms underneath
    But the boys' hearts still skip a beat
    When them girls shimmy off
    Them old cutoffs

    And it's two bare feet on the dashboard
    Young love and an old Ford
    Cheap shades and a tattoo
    And a Yoo-Hoo (Yoo-Hoo) bottle on the floorboard

    Perfect song on the radio
    Sing along 'cause it's one we know
    It's a smile, it's a kiss
    It's a sip of wine, it's summertime
    Sweet summertime

    The more things change (the more things change)
    The more they stay the same (the more they stay the same)
    Don't matter how old you are
    Man, you know what I'm talkin' 'bout
    Yeah, baby, when you got

    Two bare feet on the dashboard
    Young love and an old Ford
    Cheap shades and a tattoo
    And a Yoo-Hoo (Yoo-Hoo) bottle rollin' on the floorboard

    Perfect song on the radio
    Sing along 'cause it's one we know
    It's a smile, it's a kiss
    It's a sip of wine, it's summertime
    Sweet summertime Writer/s: Craig Wiseman, Steve McEwan
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • JudyMy understanding was that this song was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and John Shanks as stated on their Lost Highways album. Who actually wrote the song?
  • Camille from Toronto, OhPerfect blend of words, tune, vocals, sentiment. A work of art, really. The song paints a true, true picture of summertime in the good ole U.S. of A.
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