March/April 2015 4th Place Lyric Contest Winner: Mary Haller

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4th Place
“Holdin On To Summer”
Mary Haller
Acton, Massachusetts

Summer likes to call me sugar 
Summer likes to kiss my neck 
She likes to wade way out in the water
Don’t care if her cutoffs get wet 
Maple leaves are startin’ to turn red and her smile looks a little sad
But I got a feeling that when she drives away
Summer won’t be looking back

Sun is settin’ we’re sittin’ on a blanket, little six-pack lean-back geese flying low
Don’t wanna think about the last goodbye
Don’t wanna think about her going back home
Just wanna stay here, lay right here, with my arms around her all year long
Yeah, I’ll be holdin’ on to Summer, long after Summer’s gone

I know I’m lucky just to have her for a season
Lucky just to have her here tonight 
But love gets greedy when the days get shorter
And you picture yourself alone by the firelight
Bet the weather’s nice in California
I’d hop a plane in a second if she said the word
She ain’t said the word, but 

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She’s slipping away, slipping away, like the season that her Daddy named her for
Yeah, I’ll always want one day more

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Sun is settin’ we’re sittin’ on a blanket, watchin’ those geese flying low
Don’t wanna think about her going back home
Just wanna stay here, lay right here, with my arms around her all year long
I’ll be holdin’ on to Summer, long after Summer’s gone

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