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Summer’s Coming Around Again

Released by Carly Simon in 1971
From the Album: Anticipation |

This version of Summer’S Coming Around Again was released by Carly Simon in 1971.

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Here now summer’s coming around again
Every year it seems to come in this way
Before you know it you’ve fallen in love
But be sure it’s love before you sail away

You see someone wearing a sunny face
You want to know him anyway that you can
Tell him you’re just in from Shanghai
And his smile you just can’t pass by

Follow him away
Follow him away

Sad to say he hasn’t seen you come by this way
His sunny smile just reflects sunny days
Haven’t you seen his face before
Every year it seems to come this way
Every year it seems to come this way


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Summer’S Coming Around Again. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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The lyrics to Summer’S Coming Around Again are just the words, phrases, verses and chorus that Carly Simon used when the song was created in 1971. The lyrics to Summer’S Coming Around Again have both easy-to-spot meanings and hidden metaphors that have been discussed by the music press and fans, but only Carly Simon and any collaborators know all of the inspirations for the song.

If you like etymology or breaking apart phrases and words, it is easy to understand the lyrics to Summer’S Coming Around Again by Carly Simon. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Summer’S Coming Around Again" means the words set to the music of Summer’S Coming Around Again, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Summer’S Coming Around Again and the lyrics to Summer’S Coming Around Again are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Summer’S Coming Around Again, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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