Bring Back the Summer

When I expect it least I start to reminisce
Is it too much to ask for just one wish?

Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer

I close my eyes and think how it began
Is it too much to dream that I have you again?

Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer

The waves of memory never stop
The surge that swells into a teardrop
A coursing tide rises inside
That I can not deny

A lone silhouette against the setting sun
Without your laughter what have I become?

Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer
Bring back the summer

Song Notes

In a track by track breakdown of Kablammo! with culturecollide.com, the band had the following to say about the track:

Tim: Kablammo! We’ve hit you in the face, we’ve hit you in the heart, we’ve hit you in the soul, this time we’re going to hit you in the memory. Whatever that is.

Mark: It’s like a reverse black hole. Black holes suck stuff in and destroy them forever, this is kind of spitting memories back out.

Tim: “Bring Back the Summer” is the final track and is definitely the most nostalgic. There’s references to youth and summer, which I’m sure a lot of our fans are quite attached to, especially with Ash records like “Girl From Mars”, “Oh Yeah” and “Walking Barefoot”. The 80s feel to it probably ties into the years of our childhood too. It’s less guitary than the earlier tracks but it felt like a real sweet way to end a record and sign off.

Rick: Since it was written it was obvious it was a song that would definitely go on there, that it was the closer. It just wraps things up nicely.

Mark: We actually came back and mixed in waves.

Tim Yeah, there’s some lapping waves on there.

Rick: Which we did years ago on one of our demos.

Tim: Did we? If you’ve got a good idea use it at least twice. It’s nice. We’re back! Ash is back. We’re reuniting with our fans, “Bring Back the Summer”. We’re getting nostalgic. We’re gonna have a little cry together at the end of this. We’re looking forward to making another album probably.

Mark: Lots have always said we were one of the quintessential summer festival bands, so this is kind of us just bigging ourselves up.