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When Summer's Gone

Out amongst the fields and trees
Yellow corn, fat bumblebees pass by
With the river chilling bottles of cider
Through the leafy purple shirt of cotton
Rose bay, willow herb, walk home...
With the feeling of it ending inside ya'

You look back and you look back and you look back to yesterday
Golden summer, care free fun, event less summer holiday
Summer spent and you resent pursuit of things that pass away... too soon
Ain't it always the way?

Like bumblebees with their wings worn out will die
Like black dust, black dust we'll blow away

Saw the first of autumn hues
Of trees once green
Back to school too soon
Wish the summer could have lasted forever
Although some years have passed since then
I still hate signs saying get your pens and uniforms
And the summer I left don't feel the same now

You look back and you look back and you look back to yesterday
Golden summer, care free fun, event less summer holiday
Summer spent and you resent pursuit of things that pass away... too soon
Ain't it always the way?

You look back and you look back and you look back to yesterday
Golden summer, care free fun, event less summer holiday
Summer spent and you resent pursuit of things that pass away... too soon
Ain't it always the way?


Written By:
A. Flett
 
Found On:
Million Suns
Hey! Tour Bootleg: B-Sides
Hey! Tour Bootleg: Radio Oob (Live)
 
Quotes:
Dan: When Summer's Gone is one of Andy's, but it's my personal favourite of all the b-sides. I love the way it starts kind of hungover and whimsical, then how Sophie comes rolling in like an Angel of Nostalgia, lamenting the passage of time. Out of all of our songs this is one of the only ones that I'm truly addicted to, to the extent that I'll play it over and over again. Maybe it's just that I didn't write it so I find it easier to enjoy. Or maybe it's that all our other stuff is crap and Andy's better than me and I should've listened to him all along. I like the way that all the chorus words float through you in a pleasant enough way, but then when she says 'innit always the way?', then you've got to suddenly think about it and admit that you weren't listening to the words. Well that's what it does to me anyway.


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