Feels Like Summer

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"Feels Like Summer"
Feels Like Summer cover
Single by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released March 16, 2017
Format digital
Length 3:15
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Jonny Coffer, J.R. Rotem, Pat Morrissey, David Dahlquist, Dan Goldberger
Producer Jonny Coffer & J.R. Rotem
Status Officially released
Live debut March 17, 2017
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"The Last Days of Summer"
(2016)
"Feels Like Summer"
(2017)
"Happy Hour"
(2017)
Pacific Daydream track listing
"Beach Boys"
(2)
"Feels Like Summer"
(3)
"Happy Hour"
(4)
Acoustic cover
Cover of the acoustic version
Cover of the acoustic version


"Feels Like Summer" is a single by Weezer from Pacific Daydream that was released on March 16, 2017.

Overview

On March 13, 2017, a short clip of the song was posted to the band's Youtube page along with a release date. The full song leaked on March 14 on the Russian social network VKontakte. A video was released at midnight on March 16th to coincide with the single's release. Along with the release of the single was the announcement of a new album that was to be released in the summer. The song ended up on Pacific Daydream, the band's next album. The track was intended to be released on the planned followup to The White Album, Weezer (The Black Album), but when that album was delayed, it was put on Pacific Daydream.

On June 29, 2017, an acoustic version of the single was released. On July 27, 2017, an alternate video for the song was released, parodying the video for Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City."

The line "let me see the smile" used in the outro is one that holds relevance to Rivers and his childhood. As he told Alternative Press in 1997, "I know I was a very somber child. I would never smile. In the second grade my teacher asked my mother what was wrong with me because I never looked happy. So my mother advised her to say, ‘Let me see the smile,’ and then I would smile. So she did that –in front of the whole class. She got the whole class to turn around, look at me and say, ‘Let me see the smile.‘"

Music Videos

Official video

Roses N' Weezer version

Acoustic version

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Brian Bell – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Pat Morrissey – backing vocals
  • David Dahlquist – backing vocals
  • Dan Goldberger – backing vocals
  • Jonny Coffer - producer, programming
  • J.R. Rotem, co-producer, programming

Lyrics

Climbing up the tower
Just a boy and his computer
I’m still in my bathrobe
Hiding in the shadows
I’m not used to losing
Bye, bye, sugar blue eyes
You’re home with the angels
Thank you for being so kind

I’m holding on and I don’t want to let you go

Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer to me
Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer
And she was a lover to me, to me, to me, to me

Which way is the graveyard?
I’m an iceberg with a warm heart
Im spiritual, not religious
Im a Libra, if it matters
Shattered by an email
Your words will fade away
Castle built in the sand
Will only last one day

I’m holding on and I don’t want to let you go

Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer to me
Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer
And she was a lover to me

June bride, shine so bright
Flowers in her hair, but it just ain’t right
June bride, shine so bright
Flowers in her hair, we look good together
We look good together

Yeah it feels like summer
Yeah it feels like summer
And she was a lover to me
Let me see the smile, stay with me awhile
I cried for you, you were the song in my life
Let me see the smile, stay with me awhile
I cry for you, you were the song in my life

See also