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Sky Open Wide

Adele and I are beach people. From 2005 to 2011, we'd spend a couple summer weeks with the kids in Emerald Isle. I'd drag my recording gear and set up a studio in the master bedroom at the beach house. In the evenings, we'd hash out ideas about songs and I'd record them. She'd be sitting in the bed reading a book, as relaxed and happy as she could be. I realize now how meaningful those times were. At the moment, it was just what we did. It was fun!
 

This song about the beach was recorded there in Summer 2009.  

Lyrics

Something about the water
Kinda like smokin’ pot

Her legs stretched in the sun
Her smile is half asleep

8-track Fleetwood Mac
Climbin’ over in the back seat
Feet up on the window
And my heart between her teeth

Sun and wind and you together

(wasted days, bake and fry)
Summer stretchin’ out forever
(sandbar party till the tide's too high)

Sun warm
Skin wet
Sky
Open wide

 

Something about the summer
Greasy eats the beach
Heat lightning and thunder
Findin’ some peace of mind and some beer



 

Taste of salt and suntan lotion

Goin’ down drownin’ in your ocean

No fear

About the riptide pullin’ me under

 

Days of waves and hazy weather

(wake and bake, shake and fry)

Floating out to sea together

(sandbar party till the tide's too high)

 

Sun warm

Skin wet

And the sky

Is open wide

 

Sun and wind and you together

(wasted days, taste the night)

Summer stretchin’ out forever

(sandbar party till we’re all too high)

Sun warm

Skin wet

And the sky

Is open wide