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High Summer Lyrics

from Back On Top

"High Summer" is track #3 on the album Back On Top. It was written by Van Morrison.
"High Summer" is track #3 on the album Back On Top. It was written by Van Morrison.

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By the mansion on the hillside
Red sports car comes driving down the road
And pulls up into the driveway
And a story does unfold

She's standing by the rhododendrons
Where the roses are in bloom
Looking out at the Atlantic ocean
And in her head, she hums this tune

Thank God, the dark nights are drawing in again
'Cos high summer has got me down
Can we wait till the end of August
And get off this merry-go-round

And they shut him out of paradise
Called him Lucifer and frowned
She took pride in what God made him
Even before the angels shot him down to the ground

He's a light out of the darkness
And he wears a starry crown
If you see him, nothing will shake him
'Cos high summer's got him low down

High summer's got him lonesome
Even when he makes the rounds, makes the rounds
There's been no two ways about it
High summer's got him low down

Checked in to the tiny village by the lakeside
Settled down to start anew
Far away from the politicians
And the many chosen few

Far away from the jealousy factor
And everything that was tearing him apart
Far away from the organ grinder
And everyone that played their part

And they shut him out of paradise
Called him Lucifer and frowned
'Cos he took pride in what God made him
Even before the angels shot him to the ground

He's a light out of the darkness
And he wears a starry crown
If you see him, nothing is shaken
'Cos high summer's got him low down

High summer on the rebound
High summer got him low down
High summer on the rebound
High summer's got him low down

High summer on the rebound
High summer's got him low down

Songwriters
Van Morrison

Published by
UNIVERSAL-SONGS OF POLYGRAM INTERNATIONAL, INC.

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