Lazy Hazy Crazy Laid Back Summer Day

Lazy Hazy Crazy Laid Back Summer Day

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Liner Notes: 

Klaus: First version of this was an old-time jazz song, middle-tempo shuffle kind of thing. Think Lovin' Spoonful Daydream or Mamas and Papas' Dream a Little Dream of Me. Then I thought that would be too easy and I've done those kinds of songs before. It turned into an Abba song. In style not in quality. Where is my Agnetha!? Thanks, Liz, for these lovely lyrics.

Lyrics: 

Lazy Hazy Crazy Laid Back Summer Day

V1
drifting on the
open water
work can wait
I can’t be bothered
when there’s blue sky
and mercury
is rising

oh..I’m letting go
of false horizons

C1
it’s a lazy hazy
hot and humid
crazy laid back
fun and fluid
summer day
on the lake
with you

and there’s nothing
that I love more
to do...ooo...ooo...

V2
floating in the
morning sunshine
the lake called
like it is mine
as cool comfort
of gentle waves
are rolling

oh..I’m feeling like
dreams are unfolding

C2
it’s a lazy hazy
sweet and sunny
crazy laid back
light and lovely
summer day
on the lake
with you

and there’s nothing
that I love more
to do...

B
drifting away
floating afar
letting go...
then feeling like
I’m coming back
to wherever you are...

C1
it’s a lazy hazy
hot and humid
crazy laid back
fun and fluid
summer day
on the lake
with you

and there’s nothing
that I love more
to do...ooo..ooo

on a lazy hazy
crazy laid back
summer day
with you...



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

there is still something of the spoonful remaining, but it is the abba that lifts the song above the usuall summer musical fodder. and some of the incidental instrumentation in the arrangement provides some nice surprises. im always amazed at what klaus can do with a lyric

cindyrella's picture

Summertime music! I certainly hear Abba and some 60's too. Good collab!

the pannacotta army's picture

Definite got that early ABBA vibe - the piano and the horns...or perhaps a 70s Eurovision entry style too, although it goes a little bit 60s psychedelic in the middle 8 bit.

sbs2018's picture

Yes!! Also sounded like the theme song for a 60s summer TV show. Cool!

jcollins's picture

First, the triple rhyme title is a killer...love it.

Looking at the lyrics...nice visual opening verse. Very catchy chorus and I love ooo. Very peaceful and visual nice second verse. C2 is very nice. Nice bridge building on the romance. Last section...hook and out...very nice Liz. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Nice drums and bass intro...keys now...moves along nicely...vocals now...sound good...can clearly understand the lyrics....chorus now...very catchy. What a fun song. Floating in the morning sunshine...dream like roll...don't know how to put that part into words. Chorus again with some added percussion...sounds great...I hear horns now...bridge now...very nice...sounds Beatles...chorus again...very nice. Great ending, I like it a lot. Great job by both.

Rockwrites75's picture

Hey Klaus, you did an excellent job on your new demo I like it. Your vocals and music sound great. Kahlo2013 did an excellent job on the lyrics and rhymes it's a fun song.

Kristi's picture

What wonderful rhymes and descriptions in this. Love the title! The lyrics really capture the laid back feeling and it's got a sweet message too. The music is terrific with the additions of all kinds of surprise elements! Fun melody...great collab!

TomS's picture

Disco it up, man! You are a natural pop songster. Amazing.

msculli1's picture

Found the demo. This is good. I hear the sixties vibe and the ABBA eurovision influence. If I close my eyes I can see back and white footage and a big TV production dance routine. Nice