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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.
Well, I think it's just as interesting to read people's personal interpretations of songs as it is to read the true inspiration behind it. I will always listen to this song and reflect back on my younger days even though I really should "just let them go".
For me, "The Boys of Summer", makes me think of a guy who lives in a small town by the beach, and is in love with this wild, free-spirited hot townie girl who dumps him to run off with the city boys who come to the beach during summer vacation. Makes me feel sadness and longing for something out of reach, but for some reason, I like listening to it. To me its mainly about lost youth (summer represents youth), and the feeling of being young. I will think back to a time before mortgages, career, and children defined me.
I didn't know, until today (some 33 years after I first heard it) that Mike Campbell wrote the music. Kahn borrowed the phrase from a Dylan Thomas poem, "I See the Boys of Summer," which begins, "I see the boys of summer in their ruin...." I've always assumed Henley was inspired by the poem, not the Kahn book, as the themes of the song echo the poem.
The phrase "the boys of summer" did not first come from Roger Kahn's book about the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Recently I play it over and over and can't get enough of it. Being someone about to turn 31 and thinking back to my 20s, girls I dated, sigh... My husband thinks it's "Top Gun" but I don't think it is.
I can almost connect each line of the lyrics to something in my teenage years.
When my spirit was bright and pure, and I could just "be".
This song I believe is about lost youth and growing up.
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.
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Those days are gone forever; I should just let 'em go but,..."And that lead guitar and them percussions, great, great, song.