It is so evocative of summer and the beach and heartbreakingly plaintive and moving. Even though it's been explained I still don't get what he means by "Boys Of Summer."There was a singer "Marc Eric" which many probably don't know about because he was never big but he released one LP in 1969 and one of the songs on the LP was called "Where Did The Girls of Summer Go?
" Wonder if Boys of Summer means something else instead? in the early 80's and that was a landmark for me when wandering around the area. Part 2 - Henley and Frey used to live together for periods of time when they were writing songs.
Apr 18, Weird that is was offered to Petty and I'm certain he'd done the song justice but it wouldna had the same vibe Henley gives it. The phrase "the boys of summer" did not first come from Roger Kahn's book about the Brooklyn Dodgers.
To me the song is very special, because it sort of sums up my whole childhood/teenage years.
I can almost connect each line of the lyrics to something in my teenage years.
The amount of discussion here on 'what' it is about itself speaks for Don's skills as a lyricist.
Most people say that Bob Dylan was the greatest song-writer of all time but Don, I can tell you that you are as great as Bob Dylan ever was. I mean I always liked it but couldn't put a finger on it. Engraved in my memory since I was 6 years old on the Jersey Shore with my parents watching it on tv. This song was in a movie and I can't remember what.
Does anyone know the name or location of the surplus store the camera pans past in the video? Henley has said in interviews that they would "scream" and "yell" and "throw things." Henley was a neatnick and Frey was "the lovable slob." I would bet they made each other crazy..night, they went out together to pick up girls, etc.
All fits in with the lyrics "I never will forget those nights, I wonder if it was a dream.That's what makes it work so well - as in many of Henley's songs, it's quite specific, yet ambiguous enough for the listener to project her own life into it. For me, this song is truly extraordinary and in a class by itself. (1) The lyrics are so-well written, meaningful, and memorable, (2) The music (sound) is unique with a terrific, one-of-a-kind sound, and (3) To top it off, the video production is downright excellent, and I'm not the only one to think so, since it won "Video of The Year" at the MTV 57 and in a sad marriage and when i watch this video it gets me thinking of certain women i knew.romance is so rare. all you can do is love and hope the other person loves back. The song is about a guy dating a chick whos into the Dead. Look at the guy in the suite stressed out and the clip behind him of him having a blast on the beach. I think it's looking back with regret over the Eagles break-up and specifically his broken friendship with Glenn Frey.if he or she doesnt then you pine for the past when you thought you were loved. he can see her walking though the parking lot or the shake down. It clearly has to do with the relationships between youths and adults. He and Frey were very close at one point, including being roommates for several years at the start of the Eagles and writing songs together.The song is about a guy dating a chick whos into the Dead. Both men were said to feel bad about the rift in their relationship. Looking back you realize "those days are gone forever".So, the song is a metaphor about a broken bro-mance, so to speak. We settle into our lives, and the future isn't as exciting and mysterious anymore, we've made our choices, now we must live with them.To me the song is very emotional, and it's also very melancolic and in a way sad...