Have To Leave

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by Summer

I have to leave
I have to go
Of what’s next
I don’t pretend to know

I ate the food
I walked the streets
talked to the people
This city’s been good to me

I’ve lived all over this country
And If there’s one thing I know
It’s that people don’t live in places
They live in hearts and minds and souls

You say that I just keep moving
You say that I can’t keep still
Would you say the same of the ocean waves?
Or the clouds on a windy day?
Or when the seasons change?
Baby, you know my name

I have to leave
I have to go
I wish I had the time
To know you better

Will you remember me
As the girl with the crazy hair
As adventure on the subway
Or temptation
Was I just temptation?

I’m not trying to steal you away
I just wanted a few kisses more
But desire’s got nothin’ on virtue
When you walk away
Then you stay away

So Goddamn the timing
And goddamn the lighting
Damn everything
that keeps it
All out of reach

I have to leave
I have to go
It always ends like this

I have to leave
I have to go
It always ends like this
But it never ends
Never really ends


from Timing and Lighting, released June 1, 2011
Summer-- vocals, keyboard, acoustic and electric guitars Henry Strange-- drums on “Timing And Lighting,” bass on “Pink Elephants” Jess Stroup-- electric guitar and organ on “Not A Love Song,” nasty electric guitar on “Keep, ” electric bass on “Have To Leave” and “Keep,” synths on “Have To Leave” and “Blood,” Wurlitzer, Ebow Steve Goldun-- upright bass on “Timing And Lighting” Brud Giles-- drums on “Keep” Laura Escude-- violin on “Truth” Joel Long-- electric bass on “Not A Love Song” All tracks produced by Henry Strange, except “Messed Up” produced by Jess Stroup. Executive producer, Bill Bauman. All songs written by Summer, except lyrics to “Close,” by Will Richards. Published by LossLess Publishing. Recorded in private studios, bedrooms, and closets in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Portland, OR, except vocals on “Pink Elephants” and drums on “Keep” tracked at Fremont Studios, Portland, OR. Mixed by Henry Strange. Mastered by Will Quinnell at Sterling Sound, NYC. Engineered by Nathanial Tate, Zachary “Bugz” Welcher, Matthias Lange, Kevin Sauter, Keith Brush, Brud Giles, Bill Bauman, Henry Strange, and Summer. Edited by Summer.



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