If Summer Could Stay

from A Song For All Seasons by The Gunboat Diplomats

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If Summer Could Stay
Wild grapevine in the sunshine
On the fault line where the ground is fresh and new
(Sunbeams so bright) Roots awoken
(Fade at twilight) Dried and broken
(Into the night) Withered token of a long-lost summer view

The sun hangs high while Morning Glory's on display
Don't question why sweet flowers die by end of day
It would be nice if summer could stay

(Sunflowers yearn) Summer treasure
(They live and learn) Fleeting pleasure
(That seasons turn) Take the measure as the days go short and few
(For after all) Days in clover
(Autumn will call) Soon are over
(Gold leaves must fall) So they go forsaking all when summer's through

Time puts the lie to alibis that go astray
For by and by these precious ties will tear and fray
Stars in my eyes if summer could stay

The autumn sky paints near horizons somber grey
Just say goodbye and watch the songbirds fly away
Sweet paradise if summer could stay

(One perfect day) Now or never, if summer could stay
(From end of May) Til forever, if summer could stay
(That fine bouquet) Fragrant splendor, if summer could stay
(When blossoms sway) Sweet surrender, if summer could stay...

credits

from A Song For All Seasons, released July 30, 2018
Chuck Nash: Lead vocal and guitars
Ken Nasta: Percussion
Kenny Hamilton: Saxophones
The Diplomettes (Linzy Marie Lauren, Rachel McGoye, Skye Walters): Backing vocals

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The Gunboat Diplomats are a song shop recording pop rock music with a vintage vibe.

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