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Summer Nights Lyrics - John Travolta / Olivia Newton-John


Soundtrack: Grease

Song Lyrics

Summer Nights Song Lyrics


[Danny]
Summer lovin' had me a blast

[Sandy]
Summer lovin' happened so fast

[Danny]
I met a girl crazy for me

[Sandy]
Met a boy cute as can be

[Both]
Summer days driftin' away, to uh-oh those summer nights

[Everyone]
Uh Well-a well-a well-a huh

[Thunderbirds]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Doody]
Did you get very far?

[Pink Ladies]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Marty]
Like does he have a car?

[Everyone]
Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

[Danny]
She swam by me, she got a cramp

[Sandy]
He ran by me, got my suit damp

[Danny]
I saved her life, she nearly drowned

[Sandy]
He showed off, splashing around

[Both]
Summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those summer nights

[Everyone]
Uh well-a well-a well-a huh

[Pink Ladies]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Frenchy]
Was it love at first sight?

[Thunderbirds]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Kenickie]
Did she put up a fight?

[Everyone]
Uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh

[Danny]
Took her bowling in the arcade

[Sandy]
We went strolling, drank lemonade

[Danny]
We made out under the dock

[Sandy]
We stayed out 'till ten o'clock

[Both]
Summer fling, don't mean a thing, but uh-oh those summer nights

[Everyone]
Uh well-a well-a well-a huh

[Thunderbirds]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Putzie]
But you don't gotta brag

[Pink Ladies]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Rizzo]
Cause he sounds like a drag..


[Everyone]
shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop,shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, YEH

[Sandy]
He got friendly, holding my hand

[Danny]
While she got friendly down in the sand

[Sandy]
He was sweet, just turned eighteen

[Danny]
Well she was good you know what I mean

[Everyone]
Woah!

[Both]
Summer heat, boy and girl meet, but uh-oh those summer nights

[Everyone]
woo, woo, woo

[Pink Ladies]
Tell me more, tell me more

[ Jan]
How much dough did he spend?

[Thunderbirds]
Tell me more, tell me more

[Sonny]
Could she get me a friend?

[Sandy]
It turned colder - that's where it ends

[Danny]
So I told her we'd still be friends

[Sandy]
Then we made our true love vow

[Danny]
Wonder what she's doing now

[Both]
Summer dreams ripped at the seams,
bu-ut oh, those su-ummer nights....

[Everyone]
Tell me more, tell me more!

[Thanks to place4myhead412 for lyrics]

[Thanks toSavannahRose, lancsbabe for corrections]


May, 07th 2014
"Summer Nights," performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease," is a nostalgic and playful portrayal of a summer romance. This duet captures the essence of yoithful love and the bittersweet nature of its fleeting moments.

The song begins with each character, Danny and Sandy, rwcalling their summer fling with fondness and excitement. Their memories, although shared, display distinctive perspectives. Danny's recollections are more boastful and centered on his machismo, as seen in lines like "I saved her life, she nearly drowned," and "Well she was good you know what I mean." This reflects the typical male bravado often boasted in front of peers.

Conversely, Sandy’s memories are more romantic and innocent. She focuses on the emotional connection and the sweetness of their encounters, as evidenced by lines like "He was sweet, just turned eighteen," and "He got friendly, holding my hand." This contrast highlights the different ways in which men and women often perceive and articulate their experiences in relationships.

The chorus, "Summer dreams ripped at the seams, but oh, those summer nights," encapsulates the fleeting nature of their summer love and the realization that such moments are often transient, yet their impact lingers.

The dialogue-like structure, with the Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds chiming in for more details, adds to the song's narrative style, creating a back-and-forth reminiscent of friends sharing stories. This conversational element brings a communal feel to the song, showcasing how relationships and experiences are often shared and embellished in social settings.

Overall, "Summer Nights" is a light-hearted and vibrant exploration of young love, characterized by its temporary but intense nature. It captures the universal experience of a summer romance that is both deeply felt and short-lived, leaving a lasting impression on those involved.

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