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Bobby Goldsboro Lyrics
"Summer (The First Time)"

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Was a hot afternoon
The last day of June
And the sun was a demon

The clouds were afraid
One ten in the shade
And the pavement was steaming

I told Billy Ray
In his red Chevrolet
Needed time for some thinking

I was just walking by
When I looked in her eye
And I swore it was winking

She was thirty-one and I was seventeen
I knew nothing about love, she knew everything
But I sat down beside her on the front porch swing
And wondered what the coming night would bring

The sun closed her eyes
As it climbed in the skies
And it started to swelter

The sweat trickled down
The front of her gown
And I thought it would melt her

She threw back her hair
Like I wasn't there
She sipped on a Julep

Her shoulders were bare
And I tried not to stare
When I looked at her two lips

Then she looked at me, I heard her softly say
"I know you're young, you don't know what to do or say
But stay with me until the sun has gone away
And I will chase the boy in you away."

And then she smiled
And we talked for a while
Then we walked for a mile to the sea
We sat on the sand
And the boy took her hand
But I saw the sun rise as a man

(instrumental)

Ten years have gone by
Since I looked in her eye
But the memory lingers

I go back in my mind
To the very first time
And the touch of her fingers

(Repeat first two verses and fade)
This song is from the album "Bobby Goldsboro - Honey: 22 Greatest Hits", "Best Of 1 / Best Of 2", "Rock Breakout Years: 1968", "Absolutely The Best", "The Very Best Of Bobby Goldsboro", "Summer (The First Time)", "Hello Summertime" and "All-Time Greatest Hits".