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What’s wrong with this song? Everything.


I love 60s and 70s music. Whenever I go to the library, I grab a CD for the car. Today it was Bobby Goldsboro. I laughed that I still remembered the words to Watching Scotty Grow. But I stopped laughing, and actually pulled over, as I listened to Summer The First Time. Then I played it again to be sure I heard it correctly:

     She was 31 and I was 17,

     I knew nothing about love, she knew everything…

     And when she looked at me, 
I heard her softly say, 

     I know you’re young, 
You don’t know what to do or say,

     But stay with me until the sun has gone away,

     And I will chase the boy in you away….

     We sat on the sand, and the boy took her hand,

     But I saw the sun rise as a man.

This song is about a pedophile!!  Women go to jail for this behavior! What were we thinking America? In 1973 Summer The First Time reached #21 on the Billboard Top 100. Ugh.

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