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END OF THE SUMMER
Dar Williams


The summer ends and we wonder where we are

And there you go, my friends, with your boxes in your car

And you both look so young

And last night was hard, you said

You packed up every room

And then you cried and went to bed

But today you closed the door and said

"We have to get a move on.

It's just that time of year when we push ourselves ahead,

We push ourselves ahead."


And it was cloudy in the morning

And it rained as you drove away

And the same things looked different

It's the end of the summer

It's the end of the summer,

When you move to another place


And I feel like the neighbor's girl who will never be the same

She walked alone all spring,

She had a boyfriend when the summer came

And he gave her flowers in a lightning storm

They disappeared at night in green fields of silver corn

And sometime in July she just forgot that he was leaving

So when the fields were dying, she held on to his sleeves

She held on to his sleeves


And she doesn't want to let go

'Cause she won't know what she's up against

The classrooms and the smart girls

It's the end of the summer

It's the end of the summer

When you hang your flowers up to dry


And I had a dream it blows the autumn through my head

It felt like the first day of school

But I was going to the moon instead

And I walked down the hall

With the notebooks they got for me

My dad led me through the house

My mom drank instant coffee

And I knew that I would crash

But I didn't want to tell them

There are just some moments when your family makes sense

They just make sense


So I raised up my arms and my mother put the sweater on

We walked out on the dark and frozen grass

The end of the summer

It's the end of the summer

When you send your children to the moon


The summer ends and we wonder who we are

And there you go, my friends, with your


DAR WILLIAMS

American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More