Song Lyric Sunday 1/29/17 – Reggae Inna Summertime

So this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is to post a song celebrating the sun. Well it just so happens that I was listening to a band my stepdad turned me onto way back in the day (when I was a little kid) and it was like “this is perfect.”

Reggae is a style of music I dabble into from now and then. I do appreciate it for what it is and there are several songs in the genre I like. Alas, the group that really got me liking reggae back when I was a kid was a group named Big Mountain. Their general upbeat style and happy lyrics are very attractive in their own right (compare to the normally depressing music I listen to, go figure) and I had a couple of choices when it came to the sun, but this one I felt closest matched the theme.

Here then is the song “Reggae Inna Summertime” by Big Mountain:

Reggae inna summertime
Reggae inna summertime
Reggae inna summertime
Reggae inna summertime

Glad to say goodbye to the clouds
Open up and let the sunshine thru

You know we’ve got so much work to be doing
It’s been a long and heavy winter
Seems so hard to keep a good vibe

Reggae inna summertime
We’ll be escaping in the sweet sunshine, yes I
Reggae inna summertime
Nothing could be sweeter than the level of the vibe, oh no

The days are getting longer
Flowers are blooming, the air’s getting warmer
I know soon it will be time for the dance to start
Reggae, she gonna party underneath the stars

Reggae inna summertime
We’ll be escaping in the sweet sunshine, yes I
Reggae inna summertime
Nothing could be sweeter than the level of the vibe, oh no

Reggae inna summertime
Reggae inna summertime (sweet, sweet music)
Reggae inna summertime (whoa, na-na)
Reggae inna summertime

Glad to say goodbye to the clouds
Open up and let the sunshine thru

You know we’ve got so much work to be doing
It’s been a long and heavy winter
Seems so hard to keep a good vibe

Reggae inna summertime
We’ll be escaping in the sweet sunshine, yes I
Reggae inna summertime
Nothing could be sweeter than the level of the vibe, oh no

Reggae inna summertime
Reggae inna summertime (whoa na-na)
Reggae inna summertime
Reggae inna summertime (got the, got the music)

Reggae inna summertime (whoa, cha-cha)
Reggae inna summertime (sweet, sweet music)
Reggae inna summertime (whoa, na-na)
Reggae inna summertime
Yes, I…
Source: Lyrics transcribed (as accurately as possible) by me as there were no reliable lyrics to copy/paste.

As an added bonus, here’s a Spanish version of the song as well. Alas, don’t ask me to transcribe it. That would be hopeless. I know some Spanish but not enough to make an accurate transcription!

Well that’s a wrap for this week. Hope you enjoyed my typically unusual or obscure interpretation of the theme. I know, I’m weird. Take it for what it’s worth.

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One thought on “Song Lyric Sunday 1/29/17 – Reggae Inna Summertime

  1. “Escaping in the sweet sunshine!” I love it. Reggae is definitely summer music, at least in my estimation. I’m not a huge fan though… it all sounds so much alike that it’s hard for me to listen to it on a constant basis. But I also enjoy it for what it is and can see myself sitting by a tree in a park listening to them playing live, feeling the heat of the sun on my face. Thanks for the images and for sharing. 🙂

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