Summertime Rolls

Summertime Rolls is a song by Jane’s Addiction written in 1986.  It was covered fairly regularly by Porno For Pyros during the latter part of the Good God’s Urge tour.

Lyrics

Fell into
A sea of grass
And disappeared among
The shady blades…
The children all
Ran over me
Screaming tag!
You are the one!

He trips her as
Her sandals fail
She says stop!
I’m a girl…
Whose fingernails are made
Of a mother’s pearl…
Yellow buttercup
Helicopters
Orange buttercat
Chasing after
The crazy bee
Mad about somebody
Oh no…

Me and my girlfriend
Don’t wear no shoes
Her nose is painted pepper
Sunlight…
She loves me
I mean it’s serious
As serious can be…

Well, she sings a song and
I listen to what it says:
If you want a friend
Feed any animal…
There was so much space
I cut me a piece
With some fine wine
It brought peace to my mind
In the summertime…
And it rolled
Summer…. ohhhh…
Oh, oh, oh… the summertime rolls
Summer…. ohhhh…
Oh, oh, oh… the summertime rolls
Oh Summer…. Yeah, yeah yeah…
Oh, oh, oh… summertime rolls
Summer…. Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…
Oh, oh, oh… summertime rolls

Me and my girlfriend
Don’t wear no clothes ya know,
Her nose is a pepper sunlight…
I love her
And me, it so so serious
As serious can be…

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (293)

  • 1986/04/26 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Räji's
  • 1986/10/01 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Club Lingerie
  • 1986/11/13 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Pyramid, The
  • 1987/01/22 - Los Angeles, CA, Cooperage Hall, University of California Los Angeles
  • 1987/01/26 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1987/02/28 - Long Beach, CA, Fender's Ballroom
  • 1987/04/01 - Los Angeles, CA, Lillian Way Studios
  • 1987/09/05 - Los Angeles, CA, Scream @ the Park Plaza Hotel
  • 1988/02/25 - Los Angeles, CA, Eldorado Studios
  • 1988/10/15 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1988/12/01 - Grand Rapids, MI, Club Eastbrook
  • 1988/12/04 - Detroit, MI, St. Andrew's Hall
  • 1988/12/06 - Cleveland, OH, Peabody's Down Under
  • 1988/12/11 - Cambridge, MA, T.T. The Bear's
  • 1988/12/12 - Providence, RI, Living Room
  • 1988/12/14 - New York City, NY, Cat Club
  • 1988/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Embassy Hotel Theatre, The
  • 1989/01/04 - Tucson, AZ, Tucson Gardens
  • 1989/01/07 - Phoenix, AZ, Underground, The
  • 1989/01/14 - Houston, TX, Numbers, The
  • 1989/01/16 - New Orleans, LA, Tipitina's
  • 1989/01/23 - Leeds, England, Warehouse
  • 1989/01/25 - Manchester, England, International
  • 1989/01/28 - Sheffield, England, Leadmill, The
  • 1989/02/03 - Miami, FL, Woody's
  • 1989/02/08 - Atlanta, GA, Cotton Club
  • 1989/02/11 - Athens, GA, Uptown Lounge
  • 1989/02/12 - Nashville, TN, Cannery, The
  • 1989/02/16 - Raleigh, NC, Rialto Theatre
  • 1989/02/17 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1989/02/20 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 1989/02/25 - Brooklyn, New York City, NY, L'Amour
  • 1989/02/26 - Trenton, NJ, City Gardens
  • 1989/03/01 - Boston, MA, Citi Club
  • 1989/03/04 - Ottawa, ON, Barrymores
  • 1989/03/05 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1989/03/08 - Lakewood, OH, Phantasy Theatre
  • 1989/03/10 - Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
  • 1989/03/11 - Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Ballroom
  • 1989/03/12 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club
  • 1989/03/29 - Seattle, WA, Paramount Theater
  • 1989/04/11 - San Francisco, CA, Stone, The
  • 1989/04/12 - Santa Clara, CA, One Step Beyond
  • 1989/04/14 - Portland, OR, Starry Night
  • 1989/04/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/21 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/22 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/25 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/26 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/04/28 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 1989/05/06 - Santa Barbara, CA, Harder Stadium, University of California Santa Barbara
  • 1989/05/08 - San Francisco, CA, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 1990/08/22 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/24 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/26 - Birmingham, England, Birmingham Institute
  • 1990/09/28 - Manchester, England, International II
  • 1990/10/02 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Riverside
  • 1990/10/03 - Nottingham, England, Rock City
  • 1990/10/05 - London, England, Astoria Theatre
  • 1990/10/09 - Paris, France, Elysée Montmartre
  • 1990/10/11 - Milan, Italy, City Square, The
  • 1990/10/15 - Bochum, Germany, Die Zeche
  • 1990/10/19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Melkweg
  • 1990/10/31 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
  • 1990/11/03 - La Jolla, CA, Price Center Ballroom, University of California San Diego
  • 1990/11/04 - Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
  • 1990/11/08 - Houston, TX, Unicorn, The
  • 1990/11/15 - Norfolk, VA, Boathouse, The
  • 1990/11/20 - New York City, NY, Ritz, The
  • 1990/11/25 - Toronto, ON, Concert Hall
  • 1990/11/27 - Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre
  • 1990/11/30 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 1990/12/09 - Seattle, WA, Seattle Center Arena
  • 1990/12/11 - Portland, OR, Chiles Center, University of Portland
  • 1990/12/15 - San Francisco, CA, Civic Auditorium
  • 1990/12/18 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1990/12/19 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1991/02/13 - St. Louis, MO, Kiel Auditorium
  • 1991/02/15 - New Orleans, LA, Municipal Auditorium
  • 1991/02/20 - Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • 1991/03/14 - Birmingham, England, Hummingbird, The
  • 1991/03/15 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 1991/03/20 - Düsseldorf, Germany, Tor III
  • 1991/03/28 - Correggio, Italy, Palasport
  • 1991/04/01 - Rome, Italy, Teatro Tendastrisce
  • 1991/04/07 - Madrid, Spain, Sala Universal Sur
  • 1991/04/23 - Washington, DC, Smith Center, George Washington University
  • 1991/04/28 - Portland, ME, Cumberland County Civic Center
  • 1991/04/30 - Fitchburg, MA, Wallace Civic Center
  • 1991/05/01 - Warwick, RI, Rocky Point Palladium
  • 1991/05/07 - Pittsburgh, PA, AJ Palumbo Center
  • 1991/05/08 - Huntington, WV, Huntington Civic Center
  • 1991/05/10 - Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Stadium
  • 1991/05/12 - Toledo, OH, Toledo Sports Arena
  • 1991/05/18 - Davenport, IA, Palmer Arena
  • 1991/05/19 - St. Paul, MN, Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • 1991/05/20 - Omaha, NE, Ak-Sar-Ben Field
  • 1991/05/27 - Salem, OR, Salem Armory Auditorium
  • 1991/05/30 - Sacramento, CA, Cal Expo Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/21 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/24 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 1991/08/01 - St. Paul, MN, Harriet Island
  • 1991/08/03 - Tinley Park, IL, World Music Theater
  • 1991/08/04 - Clarkston, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • 1991/08/05 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
  • 1991/08/13 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 1991/08/14 - Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village
  • 1991/08/16 - Reston, VA, Lake Fairfax Park
  • 1991/08/20 - Orlando, FL, Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • 1991/08/22 - Dallas, TX, Starplex Amphitheatre
  • 1991/08/28 - Enumclaw, WA, King County Fairgrounds
  • 1991/09/25 - Honolulu, HI, Aloha Tower
  • 1997/10/18 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1997/10/23 - Los Angeles, CA, Grand Olympic Auditorium
  • 1997/10/30 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 1997/10/31 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 1997/11/03 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 1997/11/04 - Detroit, MI, Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum
  • 1997/11/07 - Waltham, MA, Gosman Center, Brandies University
  • 1997/11/10 - Philadelphia, PA, CoreStates Spectrum Theater
  • 1997/11/13 - Miami, FL, AT&T Bayfront Amphitheater
  • 1997/11/15 - Atlanta, GA, International Ballroom
  • 1997/11/17 - Houston, TX, Theater At Bayou Place
  • 1997/11/18 - Dallas, TX, Fair Park Coliseum
  • 1997/11/21 - Sacramento, CA, Memorial Auditorium
  • 1997/11/22 - San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Center
  • 1997/11/24 - Las Vegas, NV, Aladdin Theater
  • 1997/11/26 - Bel-Air, CA, Lucky Luciano's Mansion
  • 1997/11/28 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1997/12/01 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1997/12/02 - San Diego, CA, Sports Arena
  • 1997/12/04 - Phoenix, AZ, Mesa Amphitheater
  • 1997/12/05 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1997/12/07 - Portland, OR, Rose Garden Theater
  • 1997/12/08 - Seattle, WA, Mercer Arena
  • 2001/04/26 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
  • 2001/04/28 - Indio, CA, Empire Polo Field
  • 2001/06/22 - Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach
  • 2001/06/23 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2001/10/02 - Worcester, MA, Centrum Centre
  • 2001/10/03 - Philadelphia, PA, First Union Spectrum
  • 2001/10/05 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
  • 2001/10/06 - Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
  • 2001/10/08 - Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
  • 2001/10/09 - Gainesville, FL, O'Connell Center
  • 2001/10/12 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2001/10/13 - Raleigh, NC, Alltel Pavilion
  • 2001/10/15 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 2001/10/16 - East Rutherford, NJ, Continental Airlines Arena
  • 2001/10/19 - Pittsburgh, PA, Mellon Arena
  • 2001/10/20 - Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills, The
  • 2001/10/21 - Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
  • 2001/10/23 - St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
  • 2001/10/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2001/10/27 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
  • 2001/10/28 - Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre
  • 2001/10/31 - Denver, CO, Du Magness Arena
  • 2001/11/03 - Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum
  • 2001/11/04 - Portland, OR, Rose Garden Arena
  • 2001/11/05 - Boise, ID, Bank of America Center
  • 2001/11/07 - Seattle, WA, Stadium Exhibition Center
  • 2001/11/09 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2001/11/10 - Las Vegas, NV, Joint, The @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2001/11/11 - Las Vegas, NV, Joint, The @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 2002/07/18 - Las Vegas, NV, Rain In The Desert @ The Palm Resorts Casino
  • 2002/07/20 - San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
  • 2002/07/26 - Seoul, South Korea, Chamsil Stadium
  • 2002/07/28 - Nigata, Japan, Naeba Ski Resort
  • 2002/08/19 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum
  • 2002/08/22 - Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium, Pukkelpop Festival
  • 2002/08/23 - Reading, England, Richfield Avenue
  • 2002/08/24 - Leeds, England, Temple Newsam Park
  • 2002/08/25 - Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Green
  • 2002/08/31 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Costa Azul Beach
  • 2002/12/28 - Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 2002/12/31 - Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre, The
  • 2003/01/17 - Auckland, New Zealand, Ericcson Stadium
  • 2003/01/19 - Gold Coast, Australia, Parklands
  • 2003/01/25 - Sydney, Australia, Olympic Park
  • 2003/01/26 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theater
  • 2003/01/27 - Melbourne, Australia, Royal Melbourne
  • 2003/01/30 - Melbourne, Australia, Metro
  • 2003/01/31 - Adelaide, Australia, Royal Adelaide Showgrounds
  • 2003/02/05 - Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  • 2003/02/07 - Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
  • 2003/02/08 - San Diego, CA, Spreckels Theater
  • 2003/06/11 - New York City, NY, Irving Plaza
  • 2003/06/28 - Los Angeles, CA, Culver City Studios
  • 2003/07/05 - Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 2003/07/08 - Bonner Springs, KS, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2003/07/09 - Maryland Heights, MO, UMB Bank Pavilion
  • 2003/07/11 - Milwaukee, WI, Marcus Amphitheater
  • 2003/07/12 - Tinley Park, IL, Tweeter Center
  • 2003/07/13 - Columbus, OH, Germain Amphitheater
  • 2003/07/16 - Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
  • 2003/07/18 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 2003/07/19 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 2003/07/20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
  • 2003/07/23 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2003/07/25 - Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
  • 2003/07/27 - Camden, NJ, Tweeter Center At the Waterfront
  • 2003/08/01 - Bristow, VA, Nissan Pavilion
  • 2003/08/03 - Atlanta, GA, Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/05 - West Palm Beach, FL, Sound Advice Ampitheatre
  • 2003/08/08 - Dallas, TX, Smirnoff Music Centre
  • 2003/08/09 - Selma, TX, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2003/08/10 - Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 2003/08/12 - Albuquerque, NM, Journal Pavilion
  • 2003/08/13 - Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/15 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2003/08/16 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/17 - Chula Vista, CA, Coors Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/19 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2003/08/23 - Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/10 - Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/12 - Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
  • 2009/05/15 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2009/05/16 - Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2009/05/18 - Las Vegas, NV, Pearl, The
  • 2009/05/20 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2009/05/21 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County Bowl
  • 2009/05/22 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/24 - George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/26 - Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/27 - Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
  • 2009/05/29 - Columbus, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
  • 2009/05/30 - Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 2009/05/31 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 2009/06/02 - Toronto, ON, Molson Amphitheatre
  • 2009/06/03 - Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
  • 2009/06/05 - Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
  • 2009/06/06 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2009/06/07 - Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  • 2009/06/09 - Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 2009/06/10 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 2009/06/12 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 2009/06/13 - Portsmouth, VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • 2009/06/14 - Wallingford, CT, Chevrolet Theatre
  • 2009/07/08 - Poznan, Poland, Malta International Theatre Festival
  • 2009/07/10 - Bilbao, Spain, BBK Live Festival
  • 2009/07/12 - Co. Kildare, Ireland, Punchestown Racecourse
  • 2009/07/16 - London, England, Centro
  • 2009/07/20 - Athens, Greece, Vrahon Theater
  • 2009/08/09 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park
  • 2009/10/31 - New Orleans, LA, City Park
  • 2010/02/26 - Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne Showgrounds
  • 2010/03/01 - Perth, Australia, Steel Blue Oval
  • 2011/07/23 - Bridgeport, CT, Seaside Park
  • 2012/05/27 - Chillicothe, IL, Three Sisters Park
  • 2012/05/29 - Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
  • 2012/08/04 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 2012/08/06 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 2012/08/08 - Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
  • 2012/08/17 - Brooklyn, NY, Williamsburg Park
  • 2012/08/18 - Ledyard, CT, MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • 2012/08/22 - Pittsburg, PA, Stage AE
  • 2012/08/23 - Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
  • 2012/08/25 - Omaha, NE, Orpheum Theater
  • 2012/08/26 - Colorado Springs, CO, Pikes Peak Center
  • 2012/08/28 - Magna, UT, Great Salt Air, The
  • 2012/08/31 - Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 2012/09/01 - Seattle, WA, Seattle Center
  • 2012/09/04 - Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
  • 2012/09/07 - Las Vegas, NV, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The - The Pool
  • 2012/09/08 - Dana Point, CA, Doheny State Beach
  • 2012/10/17 - Santa Cruz, CA, Civic Auditorium
  • 2012/10/18 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
  • 2013/08/11 - Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • 2013/08/20 - Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  • 2014/05/08 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/05/09 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/05/10 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2014/08/20 - London, England, 02 Academy Brixton
  • 2014/08/21 - Manchester, England, 02 Apollo Manchester
  • 2014/08/24 - Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene
  • 2014/09/12 - Chicago, IL, Humboldt Park
  • 2014/09/20 - West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Sunset Street Music Festival
  • 2014/09/27 - Baltimore, MD, Carroll Park
  • 2014/10/12 - New York City, New York, Times Square
  • 2014/11/19 - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
  • 2014/11/22 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/13 - Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
  • 2015/05/15 - Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
  • 2015/05/18 - Huntington, NY, The Paramount
  • 2015/05/19 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
  • 2015/05/21 - Cleveland, OH, House of Blues Cleveland
  • 2015/07/07 - Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
  • 2015/07/10 - Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
  • 2015/07/19 - Colwood, BC, West Shore Parks and Recreation
  • 2015/07/21 - Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
  • 2015/07/22 - Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo
  • 2016/05/16 - Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory, The
  • Known Performances by Porno For Pyros: (1)

  • 1996/08/24 - Big Bear Lake, CA, Snow Summit