Watermelon Dream Lyrics

Guy Clark


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Guy Clark
album: Track 9 in album Old Friends
release date: 1988
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock
length: 3:24

Cover Art

Guy Clark Old Friends cover art
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The sun was hot and the dust rose up like smoke
So we hid beneath the elm tree and watched the watermelons float
There in a big 'ol tub of ice
And we'd split em open with a kitchen knife
And everybody had a slice it was a watermelon dream

[Chorus]
Ain't nothin' sweeter than a watermelon dream
'Cept sittin on the front porch eatin' that peach ice cream
When life is really sweeter than it seems
That's what you've got to call a watermelon dream

With sticky hands and and faces we fought the yellow-jackets to a draw
Then we used the rind for second base and played a little hard ball
I don't know how much we ate
But we all got the belly-ache
And everybody stayed up wat too late
It was a watermelon dream

[Chorus]

Then a little after sundown we'd be runnin out of steam
So we'd light a roman candle and try to hold on tho the dream
Maybe slip out behind a car
Take a little tastes from a jar
Then just lay back and count the stars
That's called a watermelon dream


Track Listing

  • 1 Old Friends
  • 2 Hands
  • 3 All Through Throwin' Good Love After Bad
  • 4 Immigrant Eyes
  • 5 Heavy Metal
  • 6 Come From the Heart
  • 7 The Indian Cowboy
  • 8 To Live Is to Fly
  • 9 Watermelon Dream
  • 10 Doctor Good Doctor