Summer Breeze – Deconstructed

My quick cover version of the Seals & Crofts classic “Summer Breeze”, if you listen very carefully you can hear the ironic English rain pelting against my studio window as I was recording the acoustic guitar…it was a glorious sunny evening when I started, but it turned on me just as the sun was setting.

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But hadn’t S&C heard of rampant sexism, widespread unemployment, the awful weather we’re having, the cold, heartless hue of compact fluorescent lightbulbs, noisy neighbours from hell playing their music at all hours and don’t forget the seasonal allergic rhinitis triggered by all that jasmine pollen floating around…I used to love this song…b*st*rds…

Breeze – Seals & Crofts (lyrics)

See the curtains hangin’ in the window
In the evening on a Friday night
A little light a-shinin’ through the window – Harsh CFL light
Lets me know everything’s all right

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind – pollen allergies kicking in
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ though the jasmine in my mind

See the paper layin’ on the sidewalk – It’s evening, no one pick up the morning paper yet? Lazy.
A little music from the house next door – Neighbours from hell
So I walk on up to the doorstep
Through the screen and across the floor

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind

Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
And I come home from a hard day’s work – He’s lucky to have a job
And you’re waitin’ there
Not a care in the world – “L’il wifey, nuttin’ to worry her purdy l’il head aboud. Sexist

See the smile awaitin’ in the kitchen
Through cookin’ and the plates for two – Could he not take her out for a meal?
Feel the arms that reach out to hold me – Yeah, cos it’s all about him…
In the evening when the day is through

Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

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