Summer Girl Smile

from Down in flames by The Resignators

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Summer Girl Smile had its humble beginnings when Steve first played the main riff for the band during sound check onstage at the Cross Club in Prague on the last European Tour. Francis wrote the verse lyrics in a tribute to some of the lovely people we have met on tour (particularly one special girl) and the co-written chorus backgrounds are an ode to summer and the sea. Whether here in Australia or around the world, it is always summer somewhere. The guitar skank and Ben’s syncopated bass takes one back to easy rolling riddims of Lovers Rock and Reggae with an Alpha Boys School inspired horn line. An exclusive radio edit version of the song includes toaster and sometimes trombone player Jono James rapping about his ping-pong prowess and life on the road with The Resignators.

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SUMMER GIRL SMILE

HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO MY DESTINATION
GONNA GET SOME RELAXATION
LOOK OUT NOW IT’S A NEW SENSATION
KICKING BACK WITH THE REGGAE NATION

HERE'S A VARIATION
FIRST FORMATION
JUST A LITTLE FLIRTATION
IT'S A NEW CREATION

PRETTY GIRL SMILE
OLD SCHOOL STYLE
MAKIN' ME WALK
A THOUSAND MILES

JUST A LITTLE GLANCE
WILD ROMANCE
I'D WAIT FOR YOU
IF I HAD A CHANCE

SURE SEEMS SWEET
SOUNDS ON THE STREET
DANCING AWAY
TO THE REGGAE BEAT

ADMISSION FEE
ONE TWO THREE
MOVIN' TO THE OCEAN JUST
YOU AND ME

(SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN
FLOATING ON THE OCEAN
FISHING IN THE OCEAN
LIVING BY THE SEA

SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN
FISHING IN THE OCEAN
FLOATING ON THE OCEAN
DRINKING BY THE SEA

SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN
SURFING IN THE OCEAN

SWIMIN IN THE OCEAN
FLOATING ON THE OCEAN
FISHING IN THE OCEAN
YOU AND ME)

IT'S A BIG TEMPTATION
SING IT OUT NOW TO THE POPULATION
IT'S A REVELATION
HERE'S MY RESIGNATION

HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO MY DESTINATION
GONNA GET SOME RELAXATION
LOOK OUT NOW ITS A NEW SENSATION
KICKING BACK WITH THE REGGAE NATION

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from Down in flames, released February 19, 2013
Douglas, Harrison, Killpatrick, Sharp, Meadon, Koulloutas, James

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The Resignators Melbourne, Australia

The Resignators, from Victoria, Australia, are a seven headed brash and boisterous ska punk monster, featuring blistering guitar, thumping bass, melodious keyboards, driving drums and a military like horn section, ready to attack, putting a bomb under the relatively easy, feel-good vibes that are often spun in the genre, with their punk-inflected ska. ... more

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