WEEKEND MUSIC: Boys of Summer - Don Henley



Tania posted Henley's "End of the Innocence" as her Friday Nostalgia blog and that made me nostalgic for "Boys of Summer," which remains one of my favorite songs of all time.

Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac...a little voice inside my head said don't look back, you can never look back...

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its a good song, pre-me, but ive always enjoyed it.
Collin said…
You would have been four or five when this song came out...so not technically "pre-you." I still remember songs from when I was five. Dolly, Judy Collins, the Mickey Mouse Club...
C. Dale said…
God, I love this song. I still love it. And you even quoted some of my favorite lines in the song!
Pamela said…
I love this song, too--fast tempo and so haunting. I even like the Ataris' version. (MM, that's more your era--have you heard that?)

Collin, I remember, all of your five-year-old favorites, too. (I've been a Dolly fan since then days when she hawked towels "in boxes of Breeze.")

Thanks for the post--made my early a.m. Mother's Day.
michi said…
ahhh yesss. love it, too. it's on my mp3 player. reminds me of family holidays in italy, where i always met my friend olivia from germany; i have no idea how many times we dropped a coin in the jukebox to listen to this song at the beach bar while eating our ice cream and watching the boys ... :)

love the lines you quoted.

m
i know the version pamela mentioned.
Pris said…
Nostalgia Day...what a great idea for posting old fav's. I think End of the Innocence still edges its place into my heart over this one, but both are good.

On Deadheads...I never was a big Grateful Dead fan (I know, I can admit it now) but saw them in concert in the eighties in Miami. It was like time traveling. People showed up in ti-died tee shirts, long hair, flowers...Almost as strange as seeing Hair onstage in the eighties when the cast was wearing wigs and doing it just as a 'musical' whereas I first saw it in San Fran when the cast looked like anybody on the streets and the experience was a passion for them.

, we can't go back. Sometimes I wonder if we've lost the passion we had then, though. I don't know.

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