You know the most depressing thing about this particular summer? It's never going to be as free, innocent and all-around wonderful as the ones you had when you were younger. And all those kids out there enjoying their magical summers right now? Don't worry, a lot of them are going to get their hearts broken when fall comes.

This song, taken from Eagles legend Don Henley's second solo album, 1984's 'Building the Perfect Beast,' looks back on a big summer romance from earlier in his life with both smiles and regret -- sure, it's pretty obvious he had a great time, but it seems the pain of the breakup is what's really stayed with him after all these years.

 

 

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