Summer Water

Album: Amos (2018)
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  • Sometimes that lake got angry, as the lightnin' went and crashed
    Sometimes it was so still, it looked like a sheet of glass
    But it washed away our beer cans, and it washed away our sins
    It talked us out of all our clothes, and begged us to jump in

    There was magic in the summer water
    Learned to swim in the summer water
    All the small town sons and daughters
    Were baptized a thousand times
    Built fire by it like an altar
    Gave it every song we could offer
    Memories float on it like a bobber
    Out there on the summer water

    When a heart was broken, it was better than a church pew sanctuary
    A lot of long kiss, rocks skip, sun drenched orange crush bottle caps got buried
    It's where you spend your first night with your first love before the mercury starts fallin'
    It's where you spend the last with your first love, before somebody goes to college

    There was magic in the summer water
    Learned to swim in the summer water
    All the small town sons and daughters
    Were baptized a thousand times
    Built fire by it like an altar
    Gave it every song we could offer
    Memories float on it like a bobber
    Out there on the summer water

    There was somethin' 'bout the summer water
    Every girl that's where you brought her
    It's where you slipped that ring you bought her
    On her shakin' hand
    Built fire by it like an altar
    Gave it every song we could offer
    Memories float on it like a bobber
    Out there on the summer water

    Yeah out on the summer water Writer/s: Heather Morgan, Lee Thomas Miller
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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