High Summer (Van Morrison)

By the mansion on the hillside Red sports car comes driving down the road And pulls up into the driveway And a story does unfold She's standing by the rhododendrons Where the roses are in bloom Looking out at the Atlantic ocean And in her head she hums this tune Thank God the dark nights are drawing in again 'cause high summer has got me down I'll wait till the end of August And get off this merry-go-round And they shut him out of paradise Called him Lucifer and frowned She took pride in what God made him Even before the angels shot him down to the ground He's a light out of the darkness And he wears a starry crown If you see him, nothing will shake him 'cause high summer has got him low down High summer's got him lonesome Even when he makes the rounds There's been no two ways about it High summer's got him low down Checked in to the tiny village by the lakeside Settled down to start a new Far away from the politicians And the many chosen few Far away from the jealousy factor And everything that was tearing him apart Far away from the organ grinder And everyone that played their part And they shut him out of paradise Called him Lucifer and frowned 'Cause he took pride in what God made him Even before the angels shot him to the ground He's a light out of the darkness And he wears a starry crown If you see him nothings shaken 'cause high summer's got him low down High summer's on the rebound High summer's got him low down High summer's on the rebound High summer's got him down, low down High summer's on the rebound High summer's got him low down Low down