Indian Summer
 Dangerous Doug wrote this song a couple weeks after his Grandma Champion had died. The significance of the title Indian Summer has to do with her last few weeks of life. She had been admitted to a nursing home and was not well. She then became very lucid and it appeared that she would be coming home. Not more than a couple days of this passed before she had died and Dangerous Doug was in tears. Like an Indian Summer its bad then there's good then it's bad again. As always, Dangerous Doug expressed his life experience through music and Indian Summer lives on as a memorial for Grandma Champion. Dangerous Doug used a Mellotron to create the music for the haunting intro.

Intro
There's a cloud over everyone's shoulder.
It's raining today.
It's bringing and end to our Indian Summer.
Bringing back memories of better days.

The grim reaper glows as he calls your name.
Black shadows grow as your life fades away.
I hope you know today is your day.

Chorus
Your Indian summer's over.
I'm takin' you away.

They try to help you live through the day,
And give you oxygen as the blueness fades.
Don't try to fight it just give your soul away.

Chorus
Your Indian summer's over.
I'm takin' you away.
Your Indian summer's over.
I'm takin' you away.

Intro

Chorus
Your Indian summer's over.
I'm takin' you away.
Your Indian summer's over.
I'm takin' you away.
I'm takin' you away. I'm takin' you away.
I'm takin' you away.
I'm takin' you away. I'm takin' you away.
I'm takin' you today.

1989 Douglas Paul Champion

Scott Burskey- Drums, Vocals
Jim Champion- Bass, Vocals
Scott Aselage- Lead Guitar
Dangerous Doug - Guitar, Mellotron, Vocals

 

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