“Summertime” by  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

June 21, 2019 0 By CPE

“And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it. And think of the summers of the past. Adjust the bass and let the Alpine blast.”

Drums Please!

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 that 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 bass 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

The weather is hot and girls are dressin’ less
And checkin’ out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best
Riding around in your jeep or your benzos
Or in your Nissan sittin’ on lorenzos

Back in Philly we be out in the park
A place called the Plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out huntin’ and girls doin’ likewise
Honkin’ at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beepin’ at

And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time

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 startin’ at 4

Sittin’ with your friends cause y’all reminisce
About the days growin’ 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 playin’ out front

Little boys messin’ round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the DJ’s spinnin’ a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion
Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wipin’ 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


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