Feels Like Summer

Time of our lives
Wonder of surprise
The open blue skies
Reflecting in our eyes
In a photograph
Captured as we laugh
Like we always do

Clear country air
Ever free from care
True friendship that we share
Joy beyond compare
In a perfect place
See the sunny days
Coming into view

Everyday feels like summer with you
Everything feels right starting a new
Everyday feels like summer with you

Once you were here
My worries disappeared
It all became clear
Nothing left to fear
You have got my back
Keeping me on track
Like you always do

Time of our lives
Such a sweet surprise
Together mystified
Ever starry-eyed
Beyond any price
Purest paradise
Coming into view

Everyday feels like summer with you
Everything feels right starting a new
Everyday feels like summer with you

If we get lost on a grey and cloudy day
Let’s stick together, we’ll always find our way

Everyday feels like summer with you
Everything feels right starting anew
Everyday feels like summer with you
Everyday feels like summer with you
Everything feels right starting a new
Everyday feels like summer with you

Song Notes

“Feels Like Summer” is the soundtrack to the film Shaun the Sheep. Tim Wheeler explained to The Thin Air in July 2017 how the collaboration came about:

It was weird. My friend Ilan Eshkeri is a soundtrack composer so he was doing the whole score for that and he was co-writing the songs on it with Nick Hodgson who used to be the drummer and the main writer in the Kaiser Chiefs. The writing was going really well except for the first song. The filmmakers had something very specific in mind and they tried a couple of songs and hadn’t quite been what they were looking for so they wanted some fresh ideas. I was staying at Ilan’s house in London, we went to the pub and on the way back he said can you check out this song we’re trying to develop as we’re running out of patience trying stuff with it. I just helped him a bit and then as I was in London I sang the demo for him. It was like a favour just for fun.

I think they were looking for other people to sing it like Will Young or someone like that. In the end, they couldn’t find anyone but they loved my demo vocal so much that they just wanted that. It was kind of a big accident. Originally I was like, “Man, this is a kids’ movie… I’m not sure if I want to be the voice of this” but then I realised how cool this stuff is. And I guess it really connected with a lot of people.

We actually did an Ash gig in China the summer it came out, and Shaun the Sheep is so huge there they were asking us to play it in the Ash shows and we actually did. That was pretty fun.