Take, for instance, the bittersweet lyrics to Frank Sinatras 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 Spektors Summer In The City which laments about an unfaithful boyfriend, Summer In The City, Im so lonely, lonely, lonely/ Ive been hallucinating you babe, at the backs of other women.
Don Henleys 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 Denvers Sunshine On my Shoulders, is a bummer too, since, in Denvers words, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Finally, all these songs may lead you to identify with the title lyrics to Green Days hit, Wake Me Up When September Ends.
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