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Freak Summer

from Overspill by James Henry

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A song I first put together around 1983. It's gone through a few changes since then, but is still one of my favourites.


Hey little darling won’t you give me one chance
To prove my love to you
Hey little girl, won’t you give me one glance
To show you love me too
Come on down to my level - and I will lend you my shovel
You can dig me baby - we can hold hands tonight
Hold hands tonight

The weather is hot, this is a freak summer
December it’s not, this is a freak summer
I’m so glad you could be here - now the summer is a freak

Fling off your corset, let your blubber see the sun
A dream is coming true
I wouldn’t force it, if you want to leave it on
But your face is turning blue
Just make sure your decision - keeps you right in my vision
I can dig you, baby - we can hold hands tonight
Hold hands tonight


The sandman put my ashes in his egg-timer
And mounted all his friends, for he’s a social climber
The heat has gotten to him - he’s been twitching all week
A dance to sweep the country - now the summer is a freak

Now little darling you have wrestled his dance
Until your body’s sore
You’ve hit some trouble, so I’m sending for my shovel
(Just) to get you off the floor
So get on down to my level - ditch your date with the devil
I can dig you baby - we can hold hands tonight
Hold hands tonight

Chorus to fade………


from Overspill, released June 17, 2011
All vocals and instruments - James Henry


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James Henry delivers punchy, guitar-driven songs with sweet melodies, succulent harmonies and sharp lyrics. Think Merseybeat meets Squeeze meets Weezer.

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