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Time to Sit Back and Unwind

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's officially Summer! WOOT! So I just couldn't resist kicking off today with this CLASSIC tune by our good friends DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (AKA Will Smith and . . . dang! Does Jeff still go by "Jazzy" Jeff????).
Anyhootle, here they are back in the day reminding us of what Summertime should be like (evidently full of high-top fades, Speed Racer T-shirts, and Philadelphia Flyers gear, but I digress):

I've included both the video AND the lyrics because if your kids don't know this tune yet, NOW is the time to introduce it to them. In fact, this is one of the songs that we played last year at Aidyn's End of Summer Beach Birthday Party and it was a hit! Enjoy!

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Drums please!
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.

Here it is the groove slightly transformed.
Just a bit of a break from the norm.
Just a little somethin' to break the monotony
of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
a little bit out of control - it's cool to dance.
But what about the groove that soothes and moves romance?
Give me a soft subtle mix
and if ain't broke then don't try to fix it.
And think of the summers of the past
adjust the base and let the alpine blast.
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
and put your car on cruise and lay back cause this is summertime.

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.

School is out and it's a sort of a buzz.
But back then I didn't really know what it was.
But now I see what have of this
the way that people respond to summer madness.
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
and checking out the fellas to tell 'em who's best.
Riding around in your Jeep or your Benzos
or in your Nissan sitting on lorenzos.
Back in Philly we be out in the park
a place called the Plateau is where everybody go.
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes.
She turn around to see what you beeping at.
It's like the summer's a natural aphrodisiac
and with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
to hit you and get you equipped for the summertime.

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.

It's late in the day, and I ain't been on the court yet -
hustle to the mall to get me a short set.
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there.
The temperature's about 88 -
hop in the water plug just for old times sake.
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
cause you're invited to a barbecue that's starting at 4.
Sitting with your friends as y'all reminisce
about the days growing up and the first person you kiss.
And as I think back makes me wonder how
the smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia.
All the kids playing out front -
little boys messin' round with the girls playing double-dutch -
while the DJ's spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion.
Then six o'clock rolls around
you just finished wiping your car down.
It's time to cruise so you go to the summertime hangout
it looks like a car show.
Everybody come lookin' real fine
fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon.
Every moment frontin' and maxin'
chillin' in the car they spent all day waxin'.
Leanin' to the side but you can't speed through -
two miles an hour so everybody sees you.
There's an air of love and of happiness
and this is the Fresh Prince's new definition of summer madness.
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind.
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