Something about this song just screams summertime. Maybe it’s the surfer-toned distortion – are those Telecasters?  Maybe the mention of young love. Maybe it’s the drumroll before the four-times-through chorus, which is a great tactic for hitting home a great melody and turning a few short lines into a full-fledged song. 

“I said, ‘darlin’, why so blue?’
She told me, ‘I’ve been missin’ you.’
We’s a-leaving
She said, stay
She kissed my lips and quickly ran away

Lost some buttons to my overcoat
Pull your knife away from my throat
She said, ‘smoke your cigarette, I hope you choke’
Kissed my lips and quickly ran away

I shake, I shake
I can never see
How good a young love could really be.
I know, I know
It’s not that bad
Take a look at what we had

Walked you home from the park
I held your hand, it was after dark
Hold me closer, she’ll always stay
She kissed my lips and quickly ran away

Lost some buttons to my overcoat
Pull your knife away from my throat
She said, ‘smoke your cigarette, I hope you choke’
Kissed my lips and quickly ran away

You shake, you shake
I could never see
How good young love could really be

I know, I know
It’s not that bad
Take a look at what we had”
~Buttons
The Weeks, Comeback Cadillac