“‘Til Summer Comes Around” is a sadly beautiful tale about a man who lives in a summer town and falls in love with a girl who’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Using the emptiness of “everything is closing down” as a backdrop, Urban’s heartbreak becomes one with the town. Just as the carnival rides are shut down and have to wait out the fall, winter, and spring, so does Urban have to wait for his love that promises to come back.
Only she doesn’t, making the summer somehow sadder than the seasons he’s already waited out. Whereas he’s now surrounded by the town’s vibrancy and life that is there every summer, the hope that kept him going during the off-season has disappeared.
Written by Monty Powell and Keith Urban
Listen: ‘Til Summer Comes Around