The Summer
10 past 11, a Lucky Charms breakfast and Lost in Space reruns
Ride to Adam's for a swim, AC, MTV, 7-11 and Taco Bell for lunch
Going to Jewel with Dad - Freestylin, BMX Plus, a Snickers bar
Throw a bowl? Watch Letterman, humid nights, can't sleep

Sun Drugs down Wolf to North Ave, 5 cent Bazooka Joe, angry cars
or Winking Dog for a hot dog and fries, then the comic book shop
Sometimes it's the creek for crayfish or the new concrete tunnels
(I gashed my shin wide open on the edge, Cy was there, remember?)
Bike stolen cuz we watched Specterman at Kmart, Nishiki was next

Ken had the cool grey Cobra BMX bike, later Chris got the Haro Sport
Adam answered with the top Team Master, my dream - the RL22
Odyssey Gyro, Skyway mags, Tioga roll-ons, Peregrine rims, Oakleys,
Martin Aparijo, Wilkerson, Hoffman, McCoy and Kenny Kiddelco, heros
"He table-topped over a van?" - a black Uni seat for five stolen bills

Cyrus came back with a deck and the Ollie, a Nash and a Venture
Variflex followed, endeavors to Beavers 66, Sundance and Grand Cycle
Lance Mountain, Lee Ralph, Rip Grip, Powell Peralta, Sex Wax, Sex Bolts,
Mark Gonzalez, Vision hip packs, Rat Bones, Rib Bones, Tracker Trucks,
G&S, Transworld, "Sk8 + Destroy" - our lexicon, our life unlimited

Meet Duane at the Methodist church after school to skate the stairs
Bomb drop, gum drop, saran wraps, backside grind, Life was a Beach -
Chris not complying, plywood slapping black asphalt, the eternal echo
Meanwhile, Tom down the block, on his new ZeroNine, gold hair flailing
under the street light: a tail whip, decade, boomerang - all pulled

To Venture again, fresh yellow curbs, grind those new Gullwing trucks!
Tallman, McEllroy, Vargas, baggy-pant gods on bearings, urethane wheels
Joe Peck focused, achieving new heights, duct-taped Vans, shins scabbed
Another summer day gone - freight trains groan and creek, it's still hot
We head inside for a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles, the Bulls are beating Miami

The Summer
10 past 11, a Lucky Charms breakfast and Lost in Space reruns Ride to Adam's for a swim, AC, MTV, 7-11 and Taco Bell for lunch Going to Jewel with Dad - Freestylin, BMX Plus, a Snickers bar Throw a bowl? Watch Letterman, humid nights, can't sleep

Sun Drugs down Wolf to North Ave, 5 cent Bazooka Joe, angry cars or Winking Dog for a hot dog and fries, then the comic book shop Sometimes it's the creek for crayfish or the new concrete tunnels (I gashed my shin wide open on the edge, Cy was there, remember?) Bike stolen cuz we watched Specterman at Kmart, Nishiki was next

Ken had the cool grey Cobra BMX bike, later Chris got the Haro Sport Adam came back with the top Team Master, my dream - the RL22 Odyssey Gyro, Skyway mags, Tioga roll-ons, Peregrine rims, Oakleys, Martin Aparijo, Wilkerson, Hoffman, McCoy and Kenny Kiddelco, heros "He table-topped over a van?" - a black Uni seat for five stolen bills

Cyrus came back with a deck and the Ollie, a Nash and a Venture Variflex followed, endeavors to Beavers 66, Sundance and Grand Cycle Lance Mountain, Lee Ralph, Rip Grip, Powell Peralta, Sex Wax, Sex Bolts, Mark Gonzalez, Vision hip packs, Rat Bones, Rib Bones, Tracker Trucks, G&S, Transworld, "Sk8 + Destroy" - our lexicon, our life unlimited

Meet Duane at the Methodist church after school to skate the stairs Bomb drop, gum drop, saran wraps, backside grind, Life was a Beach - Chris not complying, plywood slapping black asphalt, the eternal echo Meanwhile, Tom down the block, on his new ZeroNine, gold hair flailing under the street light: a tail whip, decade, boomerang - all pulled

Back to Venture again, fresh yellow curbs, grind those new Gullwings! Tallman, McEllroy, Vargas, baggy-pant gods on bearings, urethane wheels Joe Peck focused, achieving new heights, duct-taped Vans, shins scabbed Another summer day gone - freight trains groan and creek, it's still hot We head inside for a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles, the Bulls are beating Miami