That Summer Lyrics

Garth Brooks


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Patrick Alger, Garth Brooks, Sandy Mahl
album: Track 15 in album The Chase
release date: 1992-9-22
popularity : 3819 users have visited this page.
length: 5:02

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I went to work for her that summer 
A teenage kid so far from home 
She was a lonely widow woman 
Hell bent to make it on her own 
We were a thousand miles from nowhere 
Wheat fields as far as I could see 
Both needing something from each other 
Not knowing yet what that might be 
'Til she came to me one evening 
Hot cup of coffee and a smile 
In a dress that I was certain 

She hadn't worn in quite a while 
There was a difference in her laughter 
There was a softness in her eyes 
And on the air there was a hunger 
Even a boy could recognize 

She had a need to feel the thunder 
To chase the lightning from the sky 
To watch a storm with all its wonder 
Raging in her lover's eyes 
She had to ride the heat of passion 
Like a comet burning bright 
Rushing headlong in the wind 
Out where only dreams have been 
Burning both ends of the night
 
That summer wind was all around me 
Nothing between us but the night 
When I told her that I'd never 
She softly whispered "That's alright" 
And then I watched her hands of leather 
Turn to velvet in a touch 
There's never been another summer 
When I have ever learned so much 

We had a need to feel the thunder 
To chase the lightning from the sky 
To watch a storm with all its wonder 
Raging in each other's eyes 
We had to ride the heat of passion 
Like a comet burning bright 
Rushing headlong in the wind 
Out where only dreams have been 
Burning both ends of the night 

I often think about that summer 
The sweat, the moonlight and the lace 
And I have rarely held another 
When I haven't seen her face 
And every time I pass a wheat field 
And watch it dancing with the wind 
Although I know it isn't real 
I swear inside I feel 
Her hungry arms again 

She had a need to feel the thunder 
To chase the lightning from the sky 
To watch a storm with all its wonder 
Raging in her lover's eyes 
She had to ride the heat of passion 
Like a comet burning bright 
Rushing headlong in the wind 
Out where only dreams have been 
Burning both ends of the night 
Rushing in long in the wind 
Out where only dreams have been 
Burnin' both ends of the night

Thanks to Michael Underwood for the correction

Track Listing

  • 1 We Shall Be Free
  • 2 Somewhere Other Than the Night
  • 3 Mr. Right
  • 4 Every Now and Then
  • 5 Walking After Midnight
  • 6 Dixie Chicken
  • 7 Learning to Live Again
  • 8 That Summer
  • 9 Night Rider's Lament
  • 10 Face to Face