Perfect Summer

Music by Sam Davis
Lyrics by Georgia Stitt
Pianists: Joel Fram and Georgia Stitt
© 2004 Geocate Music and Sam Davis

LYRICS:
When I am very old and
Start to lose my head,
Remind me of this perfect summer.
No matter where the years of
Life and love have led,
Speak to me, instead, of summer.
When time was open-ended,
Melodies were sung.
You and I were newlywed
and blissfully young.
Don’t let me forget how
happy we once were.
Don’t let me forget this summer
When all we had was love
To get us through the day,
Strangely that was just enough,
And the bills somehow got paid.
Let me please remember how.
Remind me of the dreams we made…
Memories we’re living now.

Too often
We cave to the pressures
And stresses of daily demands.
Too often
We slip through the seasons
Without holding earth in our hands.
Forgive me
If one day we realize
The children we’ve not yet conceived
Are fully grown.
And after all the springs we’ve known
We spend our summers once again
Alone.

I hope you’ll recollect
These sentiments of mine
And you’ll bring up this perfect summer.
The lazy afternoons,
The rich, Italian wine,
The promise of eternal summer.
I’m sure I’ll chalk it up
To innocence and youth.
You must pin me down
And tell me the truth.
Don’t let me forget how
happy we once were!
Don’t let me forget this summer
When all we had was love
To get us through the day.
Strangely that was just enough.
So whatever we accrue
Let it simply disappear.
All I need in life is you
Spending all your summers here.

If all we ever have
Is all that we have now,
I’d say it was a perfect summer.