Sing a Summer Song

by Charity and the JAMband

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I wrote this song on my way to perform at the Mountain View Library in the summer of 2014. The original lyric in the second half of the chorus was "sing a summer song underneath the old tree" because they have this huge, gorgeous, ancient oak tree under which families sit and enjoy the library's public concerts for families. I eventually changed the lyric to "the way we love the world is everything" (because it's true!), but the original dedication to that fabulous summer place and vibe (and tree!) remain. Thanks Mt. View, for inspiring this song!

lyrics

sing a summer song
sing it for the earth
sing it for the flowers
and sing it for the dirt
sing it for the singing birds
and for the green trees
sing it for the wiggly worms
and for the honey bees

sing a summer song
sing a summer song
sing a summer song
for you and me
sing a summer song
sing a summer song
the way we love the world
is everything

sing it for the long days
and for the tiny nights
sing it for the june bugs
and for the fireflies
sing it for the gardens
and sing it for the rain
sing it for the sunshine
we love them both the same

sing a summer song
sing a summer song
sing a summer song
for you and me
sing a summer song
sing a summer song
the way we love the world
is everything

summer is a-comin’
and it’s right around the corner
you can see it getting brighter
you can feel it getting warmer
you can smell it in the growing things
you can hear it when the animals speak
taste it in the hanging fruit
run through it in your bare feet
your bare feet
your bare bare feet

sing it for the mountains
and sing it for the sea
sing it for the rivers
and for the valleys
sing it for the animals
and sing it for the plants
sing it for the people
and how they love to dance

sing a summer song
sing a summer song
sing a summer song
for you and me
sing a summer song
sing a summer song
the way we love the world
is everything

sing for earth, for love, for all
sing for earth, for peace, for love, for all

credits

released June 5, 2015
Charity Kahn: songwriting, vocals, acoustic guitars, ukelele, flute, tambourine, engineering, production
Daryn Roven: electric guitar, tambourine, engineering, production
Paul Lamb: bass
David Rokeach: drums

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Charity and the JAMband San Francisco

Fermenting fun amidst the organic and inspirational environment of San Francisco, Charity and the JAMband have spent the past decade-and-a-half serving up delightfully groovy tunes for young ones and their big people. Come join the JAM! www.jamjamjam.com ... more

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