100 Songs of Summer #44 “Peaches” by The Presidents of the United States of America

In the mood for something a little sweet as the Top 100 Songs of Summer continues? Then maybe a fresh ripe peach is what you need. The song is a reminder for all of us that peaches come in a can and were put there by a man in a factory down town. Wait a minute, peaches are in season at local farm stands in the Hamptons!

Hamptons 100 Songs of Summer #44

“Peaches” by The Presidents of the United States of America

This fun, funny and brilliant song is as famous as peach cobbler pie, which is pretty darn famous. The band known as the Presidents of the United States of America wrote the song which immediately became a hit off of their album in 1996. The song is appropriately named, considering that it’s entirely about peaches.

However, according to the song’s writer and lead singer of the band Chris Ballew, “Peaches” isn’t really just about the lovely fruit even though the lyrics would suggest. The inspiration for the song came from a girl that he had a crush on and he decided to write her a song and just so happened to be sitting underneath a peach tree. Now that’s how you impress a lady.

Movin’ to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
I’m movin’ to the country I’m gonna eat me a lot of peaches
I’m movin’ to the country I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
Movin’ to the country I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man
In a factory downtown
If I had my little way I’d eat peaches everyday
Sun soakin bulges in the shade

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