Song: “Midsummer Morning”

Done with my band The Lucies. The guys in the band challenged me to write a vaguely happy song, so this song celebrates a midsummer’s day when I sat at twilight watching a dozen hot-air balloons fly low overhead, while smoking a spliff with sexy Sangeeta from the shoe-shop.

Shez plays bass; Nick Sherrard on lead guitar; Andy Cope on drums, soundman Paul Williams displays his unerring sense of rhythm on tambourine. Bruce on vocals and rhythm guitar; Andy and Shez on backing vocals. Written and recorded some time in 1991.

I’ve never seen you looking half as attractive
as you did when I woke early, warmed and reborn.
The sun beckons flowers through the rubbish and the plastic
to the purity of midsummer morning at dawn.

And you smile and say,
β€œtoday we’ll do the things
we couldn’t do any other day.”

I’ve never felt quite so insouciant;
I’m willing to wander and wonder and learn.
the sunshine provides the time to do precisely what you want –
to live and love until the winter returns.

Right here and now the world is timeless and beautiful;
suspended in space like a carnival balloon.
All my perceptions subtly different from usual;
each moment is musical and perfectly tuned.

Words / music Β© Bruce Lawson, all rights reserved.

One Response to “ Song: “Midsummer Morning” ”

Comment by Dana

Great lyrics. would you sing / perform one i wrote? maybe help me writing it a bit? Irish Pub Ditty, in the dropkick murphys / flogging molly energy with solid timeless lyrics, lemme know if youd like to hear / see / read em

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