To me the song is very emotional, and it's also very melancolic and in a way sad...
It is so evocative of summer and the beach and heartbreakingly plaintive and moving. Even though it's been explained I still don't get what he means by "Boys Of Summer."There was a singer "Marc Eric" which many probably don't know about because he was never big but he released one LP in 1969 and one of the songs on the LP was called "Where Did The Girls of Summer Go?
" Wonder if Boys of Summer means something else instead? in the early 80's and that was a landmark for me when wandering around the area. Part 2 - Henley and Frey used to live together for periods of time when they were writing songs.
Does anyone know the name or location of the surplus store the camera pans past in the video? Henley has said in interviews that they would "scream" and "yell" and "throw things." Henley was a neatnick and Frey was "the lovable slob." I would bet they made each other crazy..night, they went out together to pick up girls, etc.
All fits in with the lyrics "I never will forget those nights, I wonder if it was a dream.
Aug 2016, All the verses are excellent but my best:"Out on the road today, I saw a Dead Head Sticker Ona Cadillac.