One Song I Remember

It’s the last day of June when I think of this song
from the Summer of 1976 when I was driving back and forth
to the community college for LPN school

Summer (the First Time)
Bobby Goldsboro

It was a hot afternoon

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

I needed time for some thinking

I was just walking by

When I looked in her eye

And I swore it was winking

She was 31 and I was 17

I knew nothing about love

She knew everything

And 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 sky

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

And she sipped on a julep

Her shoulders were bare

And I tried not to stare

When I looked at her two lips.

And when 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

And we walked for a mile to the sea

We sat on the sand, and a boy took her hand

But I saw the sun rise as a man

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 feel the touch of her fingers

It was a hot afternoon

Last day of June

And the sun was a demon

The clouds were afraid

One-ten in the shade

And the pavement was steaming…

Iffen you want to hear Bobby Goldsboro on You Tube

Summer (the First Time)

this song is not at all in line with current society’s way of thinking

but it sure brings back memories of myself at age 20

~~love and Huggs, Diane

 

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One Response to One Song I Remember

  1. momma says:

    It brought memories for me too although I am some what older than you now and at that time. I had to smile as I heard the lyrics again. Thank you for the little jog to my heart!