Song of the Day #4,413: ‘Revvin’ My Cj7′ – Summer Salt

Summer Salt is an Austin-based band that draws inspiration from 60s bands such as The Beach Boys and The Lovin’ Spoonful. It’s interesting how many new acts are tapping into the dominant musical style of that era.

Summer Salt has actually been around for almost a decade, forming in 2012. They released a couple of EPs and a debut studio album, Happy Camper, in 2018. Today’s SOTD is a good representation of the album’s sound.

‘Revvin’ My Cj7′ was written about a band member’s father, who relaxed by tinkering with an old Jeep CJ-7.

This song, and the band in general, remind me a bit of early Belle & Sebastian, which is a great thing in my book.

[Verse 1]
It’s been a long year
As far as I can see
I could use a vacation
But I gotta take care of my family

Wrapping up another hard work day
I’ve gotta get back home
So I shift into third gear and I cruise out
To my favorite song

[Pre-Chorus]
And still I don’t know why
I’m always putting up a fight
When I’m so damn tired
From working overtime

[Chorus]
If I can’t get it into heaven
I best be revvin’ my CJ7
Now ain’t that the life
Ain’t that the life (Ain’t that the life)
Ain’t that the life

[Verse 2]
Stepping into the morning
Sunglasses on
Head’s a little weak from drinking all of these nights alone
If I can stay out of trouble
May be the death of me
But I was branded as a harmony rebel
With a tattoo at fifteen

[Pre-Chorus]
And still I don’t know why
I’m always putting up a fight
When I’m so damn tired
From working overtime

[Chorus]
If I can’t get it into heaven
I best be revvin’ my CJ7
Now ain’t that the life
That keeps rolling me by
Two kids and a wife
My Ms. American pie

If I can’t get it into heaven
I best be revvin’ my CJ7
Now ain’t that the life
Ain’t that the life (Ain’t that the life)
Ain’t that the life

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,413: ‘Revvin’ My Cj7′ – Summer Salt

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    So much good music has come out of Austin. I like this band’s sound.

  2. Kay says:

    I wish more new bands would reflect from the 60’s and 70’s.

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