Summer Looks So Good On You

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Rich Chambers & Half-Hour Late
Words & Music: Rich Chambers

Story

Last summer I discoverd a Lisa Loeb song called "Summer."  It was on a compilation CD that I had bought over a decade ago. For some reason, I had overlooked this particular track then, and by pure fluke, I came across it last summer.  Well, what a cool tune. If you haven't heard it, I would recommend taking a listen. I fell in love with the track and listened to it over and over again on my way home from work. Keep in mind it was mid August at the time and we were in a bit of a heat wave.

Well, one night, after having listened to Lisa Loeb once again on my way home from work, I decided that I was going to write what I hoped would be a catchy and infectious song that embodies the free spirit of a hot summer day.  I tapped into the Lisa Loeb vibe and also borrowed a bit from the Beach Boys (man, who hasn't done that?), and also looked at Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine. I played around with a few chords and suddenly the line "Summer Looks So Good on You" came to me. From there, the music started to take shape around that one line, which soon became the title. I tell ya, that was a first for me, as I cannot remember ever building a song around a title.  For me, the music always comes first and the lyrics second.  After an hour or so of playing with chord structures and melodies, I finally came up with the finished musical product. The finalized lyrics came a few days later.  I then went to record it and all the harmonies and the big drum break in the middle took shape and were added. 

From the moment I conceived the song to the final master took about two weeks, which is really fast for me.  I am happy to say this song kind of flowed pretty easily out of me. I am very proud of it and also quite fond of what I regard as its simplistic catchiness. I hope you like it too!

Lyrics

Summer looks so good on you
The sunshine and your smile it comes through
The days on the beach and the nights I share with you
Makes me want to hold you the whole year through
That’s how much I love you baby and everything you do
Summer looks so good on you
 
Summer makes me drift away
Endless starry nights and sun-kissed days
Hearts afire with the August sun
You hold my dreams I know you are the one
That’s how much I love you baby and everything you do
Summer looks so good on you
 
That’s how much I love you baby and everything you do
Summer looks so good on you
 
Summer looks so good on you
Summer I know you love me too
Summer looks so good on you
Summer I share it all with you
 
That’s how much I love you baby
I know you love me too
Summer looks so good on you