Summer '79

from So Long, Astoria by The Ataris

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"Summer '79" - Lyrics and Music: Kristopher Roe

Our last day of summer, 1979
We gotta live up one time before it's over
We will make history tonight.

Out at the drive-in
All of our closest friends they will be sneaking in.
You'll be spending your whole night
Trying everything you can to get that girl to notice you.

"We Are the Champions" playing loud on the radio station,
Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.
Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway
Put the top down, crawl into the back seat,
Let's create anthems of our own tonight.

Down at the roller rink
All the cool kids crowding around the air hockey table,
"Hey, my best friend likes you!"
I hear you shout at me as you go skating by.

"We Are the Champions" playing loud on the radio station,
Everyone sing along with these anthems of our generation.
Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway
Put the top down, crawl into the back seat,
Let's create anthems of our own tonight.

Sneak out of your window, darling
Let's live like outlaws, honey.
We'll never look back.

Climb out on this rooftop
And stare at the city lights below us.
This world belongs to us tonight,
The kids will keep raging on and they ain't ever gonna stop!

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from So Long, Astoria, released March 5, 2003

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