Monday, September 3, 2007

Summer Is A Bummer

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s a good thing it’s Labor Day (Sep. 3), because summer is kind of a bummer – if you listen closely to some of music’s biggest hits.

Take, for instance, the bittersweet lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s summer bummer jam, “Summer Wind,” which talks about how I lost you to the summer wind, and Guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end.

Or how about the cheatin’ lyrics in Regina Spektor’s “Summer In The City” which laments about an unfaithful boyfriend, Summer In The City, I’m so lonely, lonely, lonely/ I’ve been hallucinating you babe, at the backs of other women.

Don Henley’s epic “Boys of Summer” makes it hard to have fun in the sun while singing, I thought I knew what love was/ what did I know?

Even the sunny pop stylings of Abba get glum with their tune “Our Last Summer,” which recalls heartbreak with the lyrics: Underneath we had a fear of flying/ of getting old, a fear of slowly dying.

John Denver’s “Sunshine On my Shoulders,” is a bummer too, since, in Denver’s words, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.

Finally, all these songs may lead you to identify with the title lyrics to Green Day’s hit, “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”

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