«That summer feeling», Jonathan Richman

No suelo ir a conciertos. Y no es porque no me guste la música en directo, sino porque no llevo bien lo de codearme, literalmente, con la gente. También me disgusta la conjura mundial para dejarnos sordos.

Jonathan Richman, sin embargo, es uno de los pocos cantantes a los que he visto en directo y de cerca, allá a finales de los años 80. Me sorprendió su facilidad para crear espectáculo sólo con su voz y su guitarra. Era un tío con encanto.

That summer feeling
That summer feeling
That summer feeling

When there’s things to do not because you gotta
When you run for love not because you oughtta
When you trust your friends with no reason ta nada
This joy I’ve named shall not be tamed
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

When the cool of the pond makes you drop down on it
When the smell of the lawn makes you flop down on it
When the teenage car gets the cop down on it
That time is here for one more year
that summer feeling’s gonna haunt you
the rest of your life.

If you’ve forgotten what I’m naming
You’re gonna long to reclaim it one day
you see that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
the rest of your life.

But if you wait until your older
A sad resentment will smoulder one day
And Then the summer feeling will come haunt you
And that summer feeling will come taunt you
That summer feeling will hurt you
Later in your life.

When the playground that just was all dirt
Comes hauntin
And someone who called you a flirt
Comes tauntin
It’s not that these things alone
Were appealin
What I now revealin is a certain feelin
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you
The rest of your life.

When the Oldsmobile has got the top down on it
When the catamaran has got the drop down on it
When the flat of the land has got the crop down on it
what I now proclaim is sortta hard to name
But that summer feeling is gonna haunt you
the rest of your life.

When even fourth grade starts looking good
Which you hated,
And first grade’s looking good too,
Overrated,
And you boys long for some little girl
That you dated
Do you long for her of for the way you were,
That summer feeling is gonna haunt you
the rest of your life.

It’s gonna haunt you
It’s gonna taunt you

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