Zach Bryan, Summertime Blues: the lyrics and their meaning

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On July 4th, 2022, Zach Bryan has shared on his Youtube channel a new video: the song you can hear on it is Summertime Blues, a song he wrote some weeks before, and the images belong actually to another video already present in Youtube, probably made by a fan. The choice to share it on July 4th is meaningful, obviously, so people now start to wonder what the real meaning of the song and its lyrics is. In this article we will provide an interpretation of the song.

You can find the video of the song below.

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Summertime Blues: the lyrics and their meaning

Summertime Blues is a song about loneliness. In its lyrics Zach Bryan sings his sadness, his blues, about the fact that he doesn’t have a girl to share the world with right now. With poetic images he dedicated his song to the girls he never had, to the guys who found their soulmate, and tries to keep his emotions together.

Bet there’s a green-eyed, dark haired beauty
On some beach by Monterey
Letting waves wash her pain away
But I’ll never know

Bet there’s some boys out in Okie
That are praying to get the job done
Hauling hay and fighting off the sun
With ladies waiting in town

There are beautiful people out there, but the singer feels alone. And he maintains the connection with nature, with the birds, the sunset. The first lines of the song are particularly poetic, with Zach watching the sunset and wishing he had someone to lose, meaning someone important who’s with him right now.

The sun set so late tonight
I wonder if you saw it too
Wish I still had someone to lose
All I got are these summertime blues

In the chorus, he dedicates the song to the happy people out there, wishing one day to belong to them. It’s his way to stay lucid despite his sadness: adopting a bigger vision, aware that life is like a wave and everybody in this world will have the right chance to make it worth.

My summertime blues, summertime blues
I’ve got nothing left to prove
I’m out of touch and out of tune
Singing alone

The end of the song becomes melancholic, with Zach admitting that for tonight, he will get a bottle of bourbon and try to cope with sadness through it. But throught the notes of the song, we know he will be fine soon.

I bought a bottle of the best bourbon
A beat down boy could buy
I’m gonna bury all my sorrow
As the summertime passes by

Behind Summertime Blues lyrics and their meaning there is actually not only sadness. There is harmony and hope. Sun will rise up again and things will be better for each of us.

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The complete lyrics

The sun set so late tonight,
I wonder if you saw it too,
Wish I still had someone to lose,
All I got are these summertime blues,

Bet there’s a green-eyed, dark haired beauty,
On some beach by Monterey,
Letting waves wash her pain away,
But I’ll never know,

Bet there’s some boys out in Okie,
That are praying to get the job done,
Hauling hay and fighting off the sun,
With ladies waiting in town,

My summertime blues, summertime blues,
I’ve got nothing left to prove,
I’m out of touch and out of tune,
Singing alone,

To the birds up high and the souls below,
All those boys who aint got no home,
The beautiful girls I’ll never hold,
This ones for you,

My summertime blues,
My summertime blues,

The quiet turns to revelry,
As the sun burns away the Spring,
The coast line starts to sing,
With the young and heartless,

Hilton Head and the Hamptons,
Where the rich all go to die,
The young kids all get high,
Just to pass time,

I bought a bottle of the best bourbon,
A beat down boy could buy,
I’m gonna bury all my sorrow,
As the summertime passes by,

My summertime blues, summertime blues,
I’ve got nothing left to prove,
I’m out of touch and out of tune,
Singing alone,

To the birds up high and the souls below,
All those boys who aint got no home,
The beautiful girls I’ll never hold,
This ones for you,

My summertime blues,
My summertime blues,

The sun set so late tonight,
I wonder if you saw it too,
Wish I still had someone to lose,
All I got are these summertime blues