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Frank Hamilton – Summer

Frank Hamilton spent the whole of 2012 writing, recording and releasing one song a week. Supporters/collaborators include Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, The Crimea, Lauren Aquilina, Mark Grist, Ryan Keen, Lyracis, Dion Dublin and many more. Most of the songs were recorded on a laptop in #OneSongaWeek HQ (Frank’s living room) and released every Friday along with a frightfully honest blog. The ‘Best of #OneSongaWeek’ album was rush-released on December 10th in response to iTunes choosing week 45’s song (Flaws & Ceilings) as their free single of the week. The album spent most of the week at #1 in iTunes singer/songwriter section (outselling Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Gabrielle Aplin, Ben Howard etc) and reached #21 in the overall album chart, as well as #2 in Music Week’s Indie Breakers album chart. The project was 100% DIY, cost absolutely nothing (apart from the endless supply of tea-bags) and culminated in the first and last #OneSongaWeek live show at Camden Barfly (sold out) with some very special guests from the 52 weeks.

Frank Hamilton – Summer (Official Music Video)

Frank Hamilton – Summer Lyrics:
Oh Summer, where’ve you been?
It’s the first week in September and you’ve only just walked in
I’ve been trying to remember how you feel upon my skin, oh Summer, where’ve you been?

Summer, settle down
It’s the first time that the rain has moved to find another town
And I’ve been waiting by the window hoping you might come around
All summer, let’s settle down…

And I hope it lasts forever
And I hope you stick around
You can change your mind
But you’ll never change the weather in this town
You’ll never change the weather in this town

Oooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

Oh Summerrr, glad you’re here
I haven’t seen your face enough it’s been a long and tiring year
I’ve been swimming through the months hoping my ship would reappear,
All Summer, so glad you’re here

And I hope it lasts forever
And I hope you stick around
Cause you can change your mind
But you’ll never change the weather in this town
You’ll never change the weather in this town

Oooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

So lover, welcome back
Since you left I’ve been reminded of the things that I lack
We were trying to build a house by putting papers over cracks
Oh love, and now you’re back
Oh Summer, now you’re back
Oh, oh, oh Summer, welcome back

And I hope it lasts forever
And I hope you stick around
You can change your mind
But you’ll never change the weather in this town
You’ll never change the weather
And I hope we’re still together
When we’re six feet underground
Cause you can change your mind
But you’ll never change the weather in this town
No, nothing lasts forever in this town

Oooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh.
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