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Summer of ’09

Song by The Caulden Road

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“Summer of ’09” was written during the sessions for my now out of print 2010 album Erase This. The song was left off that album and later recorded in 2011 as the b-side of “Shine“, my band’s debut single. “Summer of ’09” was later collected on The Early Singles compilation.

Lyrics

I’ve made so many plans
after what you said last night
I didn’t know what to do with my hands
wanted to ask if this was alright

and I pretend it’s impulsive
but you already know the truth
I just want a picture of us
so I can put it on dailybooth

now I squeeze your hand tight
after everything we did
I know this is the last night
they’ll ever think of us as kids
as we drive around and around and around
trying to escape this town

I can’t quite find the words
but you listen and get it anyway
’cause who would have thought that two nerds
would get to have their day

and I pretend it’s not a big deal
and you don’t make a fuss
but I almost let out a squeal
you changed your relationship status

now I squeeze your hand tight
after everything we did
I know this is the last night
they’ll ever think of us as kids
as we drive around and around and around
trying to escape this town

trying to escape

but we already know the truth

Versions

  • Summer of ’09 (ALL CAPS’ Bmin/E Version) (2010) [out of print]
  • Summer of ’09 (The Secret Handshake Remix) (2010) [out of print]
  • Summer of ’09 feat. Meghan Tonjes (2011)
  • Summer of ’09 feat. Meghan Tonjes (The Midnight Mix) (2015)

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