Bob Dylan - Summer Days Lyrics



Summer days, summer nights are gone
Summer days and summer nights are gone
I know a place where there's still somethin' going on

I've got a house on the hill, I got hogs out in the mud
I've got a house on the hill, I got hogs all out in the mud
I've got a long haired woman, she got royal Indian blood

Everybody get ready, lift up your glasses and sing
Everybody get ready, lift up your glasses and sing
Well I'm standin' on the table, I'm proposin' a toast to the king

I'm driving in the flats in a Cadillac car
The girls all say "You're a worn out star"
My pockets are loaded, and I'm spending every dime
How can you say you love someone else,
you know it's me all the time

Well the fog's so thick you can't spy the land
Well the fog's so thick that you can't even spy the land
what good are you anyway if you can't stand up to some old businessman

Weddin' bells are ringin' and the choir is beginning to sing
Yes, the weddin' bells are ringin' and the choir's beginning to sing
What looks good in the day, at night is another thing

She's looking in to my eyes, and she's a-holding my hand
She looks in to my eyes, she's holding my hand
she say, "you can't repeat the past,"
I say "You can't? What do you mean you can't?
Of course you can."

Where do you come from, where do you go?
Sorry, that is nothing you would need to know
Well, my back's been to the wall so long it seems like it's stuck
Why don't you break my heart one more time, just for good luck

I got eight carburators and boys I'm usin' 'em all
well, I got eight carburators and boys I'm usin' 'em all
I'm short on gas, my motor's startin' to stall

My dogs are barking, there must be someone around
My dogs are barking, there must be someone around
I got my hammer ringin' pretty baby, but the nails ain't goin' down

If you got something to say, speak or hold your peace
Well, if you got something to say, speak now or hold your peace
If it's information you want, you can get it from the police

Politician's got on his joggin' shoes
he must be runnin' for office, got no time to lose
suckin' the blood out of the genius of generosity
you been rollin' your eyes, you been teasin' me

Standin' by God's river my soul's beginning to shake
Standin' by God's river my soul's beginning to shake
I'm countin' on you, love, to gimme a break

I'm leaving in the morning, as soon as the dark clouds lift
I'm leaving in the morning, as soon as the dark clouds lift
I'm breakin' the roof, set fire to the place as a partin' gift

Summer days, summer nights are gone
Summer days, summer nights are gone
I know a place where there's still something goin' on.




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Bob Dylan Summer Days Comments
  1. David Weir

    What it might mean - analysis here: https://bobdylansonganalysis.wordpress.com/2019/07/29/summer-days/

  2. Mr. Soul '69

    It's like that "thin wild mercury sound", but different...

  3. filthyphillyboy

    Who's on drums?

    Susan Predis

    George Ricelli. I may have spelled it wrong😎

    filthyphillyboy

    @Susan Predis Thank you!

    Jeff Keating

    Recelli or Ricilli, it’s genius

  4. neverending Bobfan

    ... what a pity nowadays missing Bob's guitar playing! What a shame, we all get older. How young and joyful these guys in those SUMMER DAYS! Roll on Bob ...

    Susan Predis

    But he plays the harmonica again

    Susan Predis

    He played guitar 2019

  5. neverending Bobfan

    just got that as "Impression" of you tube. many summer days have gone I heard and saw that. What a great swinging Guitar "Ramble" !!! What a pity,

  6. Susan Predis

    Dear God these boys are having fun.

  7. Thèrése Walczak

    WAOUUUU!! MAGNIFIQUE !

    Thèrése Walczak

    QUELLE COMPLICITE!

  8. G D

    Worn out star. Yeah, right😂🤣😁🤣😄😅

    Artur Artist

    LOL - And still not worn out 16 years on!

  9. Mike Curren

    Saw them do this a few weeks later ( Nov 16, I believe) in Boston. This truly is one of the most fantastic performances of Dylan and his band I have ever seen. Can't stop watching. Larry Campbell and Charlie Sexton trading leads......One of his best songs- one of the best performances.

    Jeff Keating

    Mike Curren the Boston version was genius, as is this

  10. Anita Hillis

    Love to watch Bob shuffle his feet on those fast songs. Yes, he is a sight to behold. One of my favorite songs. Thank you for sharing.👏👏👏

    Carol Casper

    Thanks for your comment, Anita! I’m really glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed shooting it 😁. When I get some time I’ll be sharing some more. I never get tired of Bob!

    Anita Hillis

    Carol Casper I'd love to see them anytime Carol. Where was this concert? I wish the guy on Bob's right would step back and stay. 🙈 He's blocking my view.

    Carol Casper

    Anita Hillis I tried to answer before -not sure it went thru. The concert was at Madison Square Garden, NY, in 2001. The guy getting in the way is Charlie Sexton. I have 2 other Dylan videos up on Youtube - under the name Arthur Artist - that’s where I’ll put more. A cover of “Something” by George Harrison from the same show; and “Precious Memories” from the Beacon Theater, NYC, from 1989

  11. Trev Gibb

    His best touring band

  12. mario7frankielee

    def.not 4 a clock tea music!!!

  13. James Crane

    This is an absolute joy to behold

    Carol Casper

    Really glad you folks are enjoying it!

  14. Mark Klimek

    Larry's having a fun night!

  15. TFlorida1

    This kicks ass!!!