Summer's Gone

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music, Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Looking in a window on a rainy day.
Thinking about good things that I just threw away.
Looking in the gutter, watching the trash go flowing by.
Thinking it's Summer, but there are only clouds in the sky.

When I think about what we wasted, makes me sad,
We never appreciated what we had.
Now I'm standing in a doorway with my overcoat on,
It really feels like Summer's gone.
So alone.
Summer's gone.

It should have been a laugh, it should have been fun,
When I think of all the things that we did last Summer.
Now I look back, it seems such a crime,
We couldn't appreciate it at the time.

Now I'm standing in a doorway, thinking of Summers gone by.
It ought to make me happy, but it just makes me want to cry.
I was riding in the car with my mum and dad,
He was drivin' the car, the kids were drivin' him mad.
Dad looked at us, then he looked at his wife,
He must have wondered where we all came from.
And then mum said, "Dad, you know it won't last for long,
Before you know it, Summer's gone."
So alone.
Summer's gone.

I really blew it all, when I think it through,
I really lost it all when I lost you.
Now I'm standing in a doorway with water in my shoes,
It really feels like, feels like Summers gone.
So alone.
Summer's gone.
Summer's gone, so alone.
Summer's gone.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded Aug-Sep 1984 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Word Of Mouth 19 Nov, 1984 USA Arista AL8-8264 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth 19 Nov, 1984 UK Arista 206 685 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth Dec 1984 Germany Arista 610.302-222 CD
Word Of Mouth Feb 1985 USA Arista ARCD-8264 CD
Do It Again 19 Apr, 1985 UK Arista ARIST 12617 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Word Of Mouth 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79732-2 CD

stereo mix, shorter edit (3:33), recorded Aug-Sep 1984 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Summer's Gone/Going Solo Mar 1985 USA Arista AS1-9334 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

stereo mix, extended edit (4:50), recorded Aug-Sep 1984 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Word Of Mouth 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79732-2 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set


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