Summer Song Of The Day

by Rachelle Hruska · July 3, 2008

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Artist: Tim McGraw

Song: Something Like That

From: hamptons.guestofaguest.com

Back in the day when gasoline was under $1 a gallon, I, like Tim, went to the county fair. And though I didn't find my first love, I always think of those innocent highschool summers whenever I hear this song. I know the song is set on Labor Day weekend, but the 4th of July sophmore year of highschool sticks out in particular for me. For all of you that care to reminiscence on your days of yore, your first love, and some BBQ stains on your white t-shirts, join in. Otherwise, continue making fun of me like most people do when they realize I know the entire lyrics (found below) to this tune:

It was labor day weekend I was seventeen I bought a coke and some gasoline And I drove out to the county fair When I saw her for the first time She was standing there in the ticket line And it all started right then and there Oh, a sailer’s sky made a perfect sunset And that’s the day I’ll never forget

I had a barbeque stain on my white tee shirt She was killing me in that miniskirt Skippin’ rocks on the river by the railroad tracks She had a suntan line and red lipstick I worked so hard for that first kiss And a heart don’t forget something like that

Well it was five years later on a southbound plane I was headed down to new orleans To meet some friends of mine for mardi gras When I heard a voice from the past Comin’ from a few rows back And when I looked, I couldn’t believe just what I saw She said I bet you don’t remember me And I said only every other memory

I had a barbeque stain on my white tee shirt You were killing me in that miniskirt Skippin’ rocks on the river by the railroad tracks You had a suntan line and red lipstick I worked so hard for that first kiss And a heart don’t forget something like that

Like an old photograph Time can make a feeling fade But the memory of a first love Never fades away

I had a barbecue stain on my white tee shirt She was killing me in that miniskirt Skippin? rocks on the river by the railroad tracks She had a sun tan line and red lipstick I worked so hard for that first kiss A heart don’t forget, no a heart don’t forget I said a heart don’t forget something like that Oh, not something like that

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