The summer wind, came blowin’ in -
Yesterday: Miserable! Cold, damp, a pale spring that will ne'er end...
It lingered there, so warm and fair -
The next day: Glorious! All bad weather is forgiven and forgotten...
All summer long, we sang a song -
With Madeline Peyroux on the box...
Two sweethearts, and the summer wind
Days of sunshine, nights of bliss...
Like painted kites, those days and nights -
In our summer clothes, or out of them?
The world was new, beneath a blue - umbrella sky
How could life have been so hard? Or now is so easy?
Then softer than, a piper man -
Something changed, was it in the air?
And I lost you, to the summer wind
Or did we see the truth?
The autumn wind, and the winter wind -
One warns, one kills...
And still the days, those lonely days -
I remember days that were not so lonely...
And guess who sighs his lullabies -
The singer still croons her sad song...
My fickle friend, the summer wind
But she sings to an empty room...
Summer Wind - lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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