Summer nights, blamy nights
carefree innocent delights
sitting up and chatting till all hours.
opinions voiced, opinions shared
emotions never quite declared
taking time to talk and smell the flowers.

Clocks tick in the back of our minds
bedtime's past, don't let them find us yet.

Strange to find a person who
has so much in common with me
So many common points of view,
conflicts solved, agree to disagree.
Strange to find a person who
seems to like me for who I am
someone honest, sweet and true,
knows my faults but doesn't give a damn.

Summer storms force us inside, too wet and muddy to stay outside
sit and chat in a kitchen bare, don't even notice the others there.

Chances come, chances go
they just slide by, never know,
evrytime I think I'm ready to say
something more important occurs
something to which all else defers
can't help feeling helpless as time starts to slip away

Strange to find a person who
makes so few demands
someone honest, kind and true
seems to understand.
Strange to find a person who
is so open to me
someone I can just talk to
easily and honestly

Hours slip, hours fly
time is swiftly rushing by
failed to notice as the clock's hands turned.
he's so close, he's so near
suddenly I start to fear
if he comes much closer he'll get burned.

Summer nights, trying to hide, don't let him come right inside
He's so sweet and honest and true, he'll be messed up if he gets close to you.

Strange to find a person who
loves me for who I am
sees me for my faulty self
but doesn't give a damn
Strange to find a person who
almost passed the fence.
But I gotta stop him getting by:
can't take his innocence.

Summer nights, saddened sights
see the dimming of hope's lights
watch his eyes as something disappears
but I know it's for the best
he'll recover, you know the rest
don't read too much into my tears.

I don't know how much longer I'll have the strength
to keep strange innocents like him at arms length.

Summer's past, time to say goodbye
try not to let him see me cry
gotta go and let him leave intact
wave goodbye then go inside
don't let him see me, run and hide
he's better off without and that's a fact.

Strange to find a person who
was so sweet and honest too
accepted evrything I said to him.
Strange to find it in myself
to think foremost of someone else
I'll cope with the pain, it'll dim
but to ruin one so sweet
would've been a sin.

Summer nights, saddened sights
see the dimming of hope's lights
watch my eyes as something disappears
but I know it's for the best
I'll recover, you know the rest
don't read too much into my tears.