Summer of Drugs
Soul Asylum

Sister got bit by a copperhead snake in the woods behind the house

And nobody was home so I grabbed her foot and I sucked that poison out

Sister got better in a month or two when the swelling it went down

But I started off my teenage years with a poison in my mouth

Chorus:
And we were too young to be hippies missed out on love

Return to our teen in the late seventies in a summer of the drugs


Mommy and Daddy could never understand that life was never cold

Their idea of a rollicking town was a kitchen tap appall

Acid, grass, downs and speed, junked us days were made of

How could they suspect those kids where the monsters eat their makers

Chorus:
And they were too young to be hippies missed out on love

We learned from the teens of the late seventies in a
Summer of the drugs

Boys and girls in every town
Sandman spread his sand around
Now we are just waking up from a summer of drugs

Hey hey (hey hey), woh woh woh woh), uh-huh (uh-huh)
Hey yeah (hey yeah), hey hey (hey hey), woh woh (woh woh)
Oh yeah yeah yeah


Mommies and Daddies are too shy to talk about those birds and bees

Integrated schools had stopped, facts of life please

Girls and boys went away came back, empty after weekend

The talk on the phone consisted of a hush, voices speaking

Chorus:
And they were too young to be hippies missed out on love

Return to our teen in the late seventies in a summer of the drugs

And they were too young (too young)
And they were too fast (too fast)
Oh, the summer of drugs