Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Lyrics

In celebration of the summer holidays, I'm sharing some of my favourite summer lyrics. Did I leave out one of your favourites?

School's out for summer
School's out forever
(School's Out by Alice Cooper)

Seven weeks of river walkways
Seven weeks of staying up all night
I spent the summer wasting
The time was passed so pleasantly
Say cheerio to books now
The only things I'll read are faces
(A Summer Wasting by Belle and Sebastian)

Maybe the summer will come and clear our minds
And find the impulse to love the sunshine
(Indian Summer by Manic Street Preachers)

Summer sun, something's begun,
but uh-oh those summer nights
(Summer Nights by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John)

Squeaky swings and tall grass
The longest shadows ever cast
The water's warm and children swim
And we frolicked about in our summer skin
(Summer Skin by Death Cab for Cutie)

Catching Walleye from the dock
Watching the waves roll off the rocks
She'll forever hold a spot inside my soul
We'd blister in the sun
(All Summer Long by Kid Rock)

Somewhere there is some place that one million eyes can't see
And somewhere there is someone, who can see what I can see
Someone, somewhere in summertime
(Someone, Somewhere in Summertime by Simple Minds)

I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone
(Boys of Summer by Don Henley)

Oh when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya - I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life
(Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams)

All Summer long
We sang a song
And then we strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts
And the summer wind
(The Summer Wind by Michael Buble)

Pop in my cd and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back cause
this is summertime
(Summertime by Will Smith)

Oh sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And when I come home from a hard day's work
And you're waiting there, yes you're waiting there
Without a care in the world
(Summer Breeze by Jason Mraz)

And finally, one for K...
There's always time to complain about the weather
Seasons change in a day just like each other
But we wait for summer
Seven day holiday in the rain with you
(Caravan Holiday by Stereophonics)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lyrics about Fathers and Being a Father

After posting my favourite lyrics about mothers last month, in celebration of Father's Day, here are my favourite lyrics about fathers and being a father.

That night I don't think one wink I slept
As I slipped out of my bed
To your bed I crept
Touched your head gently
Felt my heart melt
Cause I knew I loved you
more than life itself
(Just the Two of Us by Will Smith)
this was also made into a great kids book

With all that I've done wrong I must have done
something right to deserve her love every morning
and butterfly kisses at night.
(Butterfly kisses by Bob Carlisle)

Where do I find the words to say?
How do I teach him?
What do we play?
Bit by bit, I've realized
That's when I need them,
That's when I need my father's eyes.
(My Father's Eyes by Eric Clapton)

You've got my eyes
We can't see
what you'll be
you can't disguise
Either way I will pray
you will be wise
pretty soon you will see
Tears in my eyes
(My Eyes by Travis)
written by Fran Healey the day after he found out he would become a father

First night of your life, curled up on your own
Looking at you now, you would never know
I see it in your eyes, I see it in your eyes
You'll be alright
I see it in your eyes, I see it in your eyes
(Wires by Athlete)

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monsters gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy
(Beautiful Boy by John Lennon)

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you
(Father and Daughter by Paul Simon)

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
(Daughters by John Mayer)

And I only hope when I have my own family
That everyday I see
A little more of my father in me
(Song for Dad by Keith Urban)

Father I miss you so
Father why d'you have to go
So far away where I can't go
Somewhere, some place, but where I don't know
(Father by Jacques Villeneuve)