The Boys Of Summer Lyrics

The Ataris


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Don Henley, Michael W. Campbell
album: Track 1 in album So Long, Astoria
release date: 2003-3-3
popularity : 259 users have visited this page.
length: 4:18

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Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone
I'm drivin' by your house
Though I know you're not at home

But I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Remember how you made me crazy?
Remember how I made you scream
Now I don't understand what happened to our love
But babe, I'm gonna get you back
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Out on the road today, I saw a black flag sticker on a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said, "don't look back. you can never look back."
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got that hair slicked back and those wayfarers on, baby
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone

Track Listing

  • 1 So Long, Astoria
  • 2 Takeoffs and Landings
  • 3 In This Diary
  • 4 My Reply
  • 5 Unopened Letter to the World
  • 6 The Saddest Song
  • 7 Summer ’79
  • 8 The Hero Dies in This One
  • 9 All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know
  • 10 The Boys of Summer
  • 11 Radio #2
  • 12 Looking Back on Today
  • 13 Eight of Nine
  • 14 I Won’t Spend Another Night Alone
  • 15 The Saddest Song (acoustic)