In the Summer

In the Summer

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Liner Notes: 

WHEN: Monday Skirmish August 30, 2021 8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 2pm CT, 12noon PDT

THEME/TITLE: Summer (could be anything, summer romance, summer coming to an end, summer school, how you hate the summer)

TAGS: skirmish, songskirmish, s083021, feast, summer
WHAT: We will have a one hour skirmish to write to a prompt.*
HOST: @wacha


In the Summer
We threw our cares away
In the Summer
We partied night and day
There was never
Nothin' to Do
In the Summer

In the Summer
We dreamed the perfect dreams
In the Summer
Lives bursting at the seams
Never a frown
Never a dull moment
In the Summer

The concrete hot on our bare feet
The endless fields of yellow wheat
Miles of laughter on dusty roads
Wildflower colors did explode

In the Summer
We had so far to go
In the Summer
But we didn't want to know
We never thought about
Getting any older
In the Summer

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Zeekle's picture

Ooohh - the harmonies that pop in, so nice to hear. I like the lyrics, it reminds me of my youthful days growing up in a small town. Such a nice easy song to listen to. Loved it

vivalarayna's picture

"In the Summer/We threw our cares away" this song embodies just that! Lighthearted and brings back memories of summers past. I love the "endless fields of yellow wheat" line. For some reason, that really struck a nerve with me. Well done!

coolparadiso's picture

You are really hitting the harmonies this year! Nicely dine again.

cindyrella's picture

What nice images and music to bring them to life! Love it!

Mandolinda's picture

Happy days, summer days. Great harmonies Too. Nice summer images throughout. Very pleasing melody.

mike skliar's picture

starts off really fantastic and then when the harmonies come in, its positively stratospheric, - I love this! great winding melody, great arrangement, great lyric, everything about this is really seriously wonderful.

kahlo's picture

This has such a wonderful summer feeling and reminds me of summer days when I was younger. You capture it perfectly. As always love your music - great strum and gorgeous vocals!

Jibbidy34's picture

Wow! Wow! Wow! I absolutely love this. Everything about it - those suspended chords, the harmonies, the simplicity to sing along and yet juicy melodic ear candy. You did this in a skirmish?? I’m blown away… this needs to be in a movie. Have you seen O Brother Where Art Thou? (George Clooney) this could be in the soundtrack… awesome.

wacha's picture

This is a great use of the prompt and a very solid song. I love your ability to make these very large feeling, shorter songs. They are truly fantastic and so effective. This lyrics are great, the repetition of "In the Summer" and use of harmonies are top notch. Thanks for playing along!