fountains of wayne
the summer place
lyrics

She's been afraid of the Cuisinart since 1977

Now when she opens up the house

Well, she won't set foot in the kitchen

Her brother's dating an architect

They're coming up for the weekend

He never gave her the proper respect

But she still meets the ferry to greet them

Oh, at the summer place

We've got the space if you've got the time

And the summer place is so far away

It's another state of mind

Mind, mind, mind

She ran away back in '78

Just down the beach to the neighbors

They brought her back after sunset

But dad sad "Don't do me any favors"

Her mom would sit on the pateo

She said she needed the sea air

She'd drink a fifth of Seagrams

And then she'd sink down into her deck chair

Oh, at the summer place

We've got the space if you've got the time

And the summer place is so far away

It's another state of mind

Mind, mind, mind

At 15 shoplifting

Was the only game she liked to play

At 40 she's still bored

She thinks about it then decides to pay

And still she can't help feeling

Those good old days don't seem so far away (seem so far away)

But should just yesterday

She took a handful of mushrooms

That she got from a surfer

She spent a night in a hospital room

So the doctors could observe her

Oh, at the summer place

We've got the space, you should drop on by

At the summer place the injuries fade

But the memories last a lifetime

Lifetime, lifetime, lifetime