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In Summertime

from The Leaves by Short Hand



It turns out time is no joke
The days roll by like a wheel down a slope
And what you think you know it turns out you don't
In summertime

The birds in the air flight away
More or less like arguments I wanted to make
It's better not to say what you better not say
In summertime

In summertime, when school is out
And the kids come home
In summertime, whatever goes on
Just goes on and on and on and on

And the truth of ever-fading youth
Turns up in the mirror like a drunken tattoo
You stare at it ‘cause it stares at you
In summertime

Sometimes words feel funny in your mouth

So you try not to say them to yourself or out loud
You used to say something you wouldn't say now
In summertime

It turns out time is a joke
The days push by like a wheel up a slope
And what used to fit suddenly won't
In summertime


from The Leaves, released January 1, 2016
All music, vocals, and lyrics by Shorthand P. Davis ©2016


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Short Hand Muncie, Indiana

Short Hand figures that it's easier to learn to play an instrument than it is to find someone who can play it. He also figures that it's easier for him to do the writing, recording, mixing, artwork, and anything else that might need to be done. In the end, a set of sounds collect themselves into different shapes one might call "albums." Some sound like this and some sound like that. ... more

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