Once Upon a Summertime

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Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite th… more »

A summer night on your roof
 Somebody set the stars loose
You brought a blanket 
I brought strawberry wine

We waited on the sky
Dusk, on the fourth of July
You kept my hands from crossing the line
And when, the fireworks exploded
That night it was recorded like a movie 
I play it back in my mind
Hey, I wrote this song to thank you
For a sacred night that rang true
Once upon a summertime 

The sky turned to flame 
I carved our names  Beneath the magnolia 
I told you my heart 
Wouldn't change 
Do your eyes still shine?
Like it's summertime 

At the drive-in we'd meet
In the Buick's back seat
And find the cracker jack prize in the dark
Back home, your father would come out

He'd say, "What was the movie about?"
I said, "A ghost".
You said, "A great white shark."

Did I dream you like some vision?
You moved me like religion 
Like a prophet, I said,
"You'll be mine"
I was singing halleluiah
Ain't love so peculiar?
When spring gives into summertime?

How how could I lose?
How could you refuse?
 After the very first time
 Everything changes
 Everything changes



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