Summer Came

The Eyes of Tapio


Dixie Sketches

Summer Came

The Ballad of Deep Lock

Purple Skies


The Phantom Zephyr

Simon's Journey

Cleopatra's Teeth

Jump (from a broken country, without a parachute)

Film Soundtracks

I wrote this song in 1976 and made a primitive recording of it at the time. In 2015, while making a film about Branwell Brontë, I borrowed the theme for a short instrumental accompaniment to a sequence in the film and I liked the way it sounded with modern technology, so I decided to record the whole song.

Musically this is virtually identical to my 1976 recording, except that this has been produced in a DAW with modern virtual instruments, whereas the earlier version was recorded on a domestic tape recorder with an acoustic guitar, a home-made fuzzbox, and a variety of instruments salvaged from junk shops and jumble sales, including an electric guitar whose frets were almost worn flat and a pair of maraccas instead of drums.

I've grown tired of apologising for the fact that I can't sing, so unless anyone volunteers to replace my vocals, tough. I'm a composer, not a singer.


Does the sun shine through your curtain in the morning when you wake?
Waiting at your window there's a dream that you can take.
Summer came the day you came my way.

A while ago my visions said the time for us was near.
I waited for the clouds to part, and now I find you here.
Summer glows in everything you say.

I see the dawn reflects the magic of your smile.
Give me all your laughter and the sun shines in a while.
Summer I can see you here to stay.

There's a dream that you can take.
Does the sun shine when you wake?
Summer, yes I found you here today.

© Alan Wrigley 2018





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