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Summertime
Josh Rouse Lyrics


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Here comes the summertime, the feeling's in the air.
I remember cigarettes, tube socks, sun burns and long blond hair.
Here comes the summertime, yeah it's coming soon.
I remember living upstairs, drinking iced-tea and swimming pools.

And the feeling doesn't last that long.
Before you know it, it's up and gone, oh yeah.
The things we do…

In the summertime, yeah it's coming soon.
I remember watermelon, finger banging, purple rain and being cool.
Here comes the summertime, the feeling's in the air.
I remember drive-ins, soap operas, fireworks and county fairs.

And the feeling doesn't last that long.
Before you know it, it's up and gone, oh yeah.
The things we do…

In the summertime.(x4)

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Overall Meaning

The song "Summertime" by Josh Rouse captures the ephemeral magic of summer, and the nostalgia that comes with it. The opening line, "Here comes the summertime, the feeling's in the air," sets the tone for the rest of the song, which is a collection of memories of summers past.


Rouse uses specific details to paint a vivid picture of what summer was like for him - "cigarettes, tube socks, sun burns, and long blond hair," "watermelon, finger banging, purple rain, and being cool." These snippets of memory are arranged in a stream-of-consciousness style that mimics the way our own memories of summer can sometimes feel disjointed and hazy.


Line by Line Meaning

Here comes the summertime, the feeling's in the air.
The arrival of summer is accompanied by a certain unique feeling that can be sensed and felt by everyone.


I remember cigarettes, tube socks, sun burns and long blond hair.
I recall my memories of summer days in the past, including smoking cigarettes, wearing tube socks, getting sunburnt, and admiring long blonde hair.


Here comes the summertime, yeah it's coming soon.
Summer is fast approaching and will be here before we know it.


I remember living upstairs, drinking iced-tea and swimming pools.
My past summer memories include living in an upstairs apartment, sipping on iced tea, and swimming in pools to cool off.


And the feeling doesn't last that long.
The unique feeling that summer brings does not endure for an extended period of time.


Before you know it, it's up and gone, oh yeah.
Summer passes quickly and disappears before we even realize it.


The things we do…
Our summer activities and experiences are unique and memorable.


I remember watermelon, finger banging, purple rain and being cool.
I have fond memories of juicy watermelon, flirting with partners, listening to Prince's Purple Rain album, and just feeling cool and relaxed during summer.


Here comes the summertime, the feeling's in the air.
The arrival of summer brings about a certain feeling and atmosphere that is palpable and unmistakable.


I remember drive-ins, soap operas, fireworks and county fairs.
My past summers involved going to drive-in movies, watching soap operas, admiring fireworks shows, and attending county fairs.




Lyrics © SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: DOROTHY HEYWARD, DU BOSE HEYWARD, GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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