Riff: Brad Paisley – “Beat This Summer”

Apr 8, 2013

But the sun keeps settin’, the days go fast/And the sand the beach is like an hourglass

from Beat This Summer lyrics by Brad Paisley

Perhaps inevitably rhyming ‘summer’ with ‘bummer’, Paisley presents himself as a glass half-empty kinda guy on this bittersweet ode to the joys of the beach season by focusing entirely on the time when the tan lines start to fade and the realisation hits that his best days are now behind him; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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