Suddenly Last Summer

Album: Little Robbers (1983)
Charted: 9
  • It happened one summer, it happened one time
    It happened forever, for a short time
    A place for a moment, an end to dream
    Forever I loved you, forever it seemed

    [Chorus: x2]
    One summer never ends, one summer never began
    It keeps me standing still, it takes all my will
    And then suddenly last summer
    Sometimes I never leave, but sometimes I would
    Sometimes I stay too long, sometimes I would
    Sometimes it frightens me, sometimes it would
    Sometimes I'm all alone and wish that I could

    And then suddenly last summer


    And then suddenly last summer

    Until suddenly last summer
    And then suddenly last summer
    Until suddenly last summer Writer/s: MARTHA EMILY DAVIS
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Dougfresh1 from BuffaloI am not sure if I am thinking of the correct song but I think it is about a first sexual experience. I have always loved the haunting ambivalence...
  • Jennifer from IndianaGood catch, Bob! White man came to my attention via Bix, who came to my attention via hometown hero Hoagy.
    As for this song... In the summer of 1982, I had a romance that was so magical it can be re-lived through the songs of that year. By 1983, the dream was gone. "Suddenly Last Summer", from 1983, is a powerful trip back to 1982. Just for good measure, 1983's "I'm Still Standing" was a message to him that I could and did get by without him. Other Motels songs cascaded through 82-83 with a particular clarity that I cherish to this day, 2017. Thank you, Motels!
  • Bob from Kingwood, TxIs it possible that the song from the ice cream truck was "My Angel", a 1928 jazz hit for Paul Whiteman? The "downhill" riffs after the second verse and at the song's ending are eerily similar to those that begin and end "My Angel."
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxThis IS a 'haunting little song,' but always pleasant to hear.
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