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"Summer (Where Do We Begin?)" is a song from Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension. It is performed by Phineas, Ferb, and and the 2nd Dimension Ferb with a sense of enthusiasm as their attempt to demonstrate the joys of summer vacation to their second dimension duplicates. It is included as the 7th song in the Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd Dimensions album.

In the episode "Fly On the Wall", Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, Buford, and Baljeet briefly start singing the song before Phineas quickly stops it, commenting, "Yeah, we all know the song. But I'm not exactly sure how..."

Lyrics

Phineas-2: Summer? I think that was outlawed a long time ago.
Phineas: You guys don't have summer? Wel...that's...that's terrible.
Phineas-2: Summer. It sounds dangerous yet oddly compelling. What is it?
Phineas: What is summer? Man, where do I begin!

Phineas: The days are longer,
The nights are shorter,
The sun is shining.
Ferb: It's noticeably warmer.

Phineas: It's summer, every single moment is worth its weight in gold.
Summer, it's like the world's best story and it's waiting to be told.
It's ice cream cones and cherry soda dripping down your chin.
It's summer, man, where do we begin?

Summer is ponds and pools and garden hoses, trying to beat the heat.
Summer, bicycles and roller skates and even just bare feet.
It's also... Surfing tidal waves, creating nanobots,
Or locating Frankenstein's brain.
Finding a dodo bird, painting a continent,
Or driving our sister in...
Oh, wait. Maybe we're going too fast.
(Phineas-2 and Ferb-2 shivering)

Summer, it's crickets and cicadas and a glass of lemonade.
Summer, it's sitting with your brother in the backyard under the shade of a big tree.
That's what it means to me.

The days are longer,
Phineas and Phineas-2:The nights are shorter,
The sun is shining.
Ferb-2: It's noticeably warmer.

Phineas: It's summer, every single moment is worth its weight in gold.
Summer, it's like the world's best story and it's waiting to be told.
It's ice cream cones and cherry soda dripping down your chin.
It's summer, man, where do we begin?
Chorus: Summer, man, where do we begin?
Phineas: It's summer, man, where do we begin?

Chorus: It's summer...

Phineas: Summer is running through the sprinklers in your t-shirt, shoes and jeans
Rolling down a grassy hill, yeah, that's what summer means to me, it's true
There's so much more to do

The days are longer,
The nights are shorter,
The sun is shining.
Ferb: It's noticeably warmer.

Phineas: It's summer, every single moment is worth its weight in gold.
Summer, it's like the world's best story and it's waiting to be told.
It's ice cream cones and cherry soda dripping down your chin.
It's summer, man, where do we begin?

Summer is ponds and pools and garden hoses, trying to beat the heat.
Summer, bicycles and roller skates and even just bare feet.
It's also... Surfing tidal waves, creating nanobots,
Or locating Frankenstein's brain.
Finding a dodo bird, painting a continent,
Or driving our sister insane.
Oh, wait. Maybe we're going too fast.

Summer, it's crickets and cicadas and a glass of lemonade.
Summer, it's sitting with your brother in the backyard under the shade of a big tree.
That's what it means to me.

The days are longer,
Phineas and Phineas-2: The nights are shorter,
The sun is shining.
Ferb-2: It's noticeably warmer.

Phineas: It's summer, every single moment is worth its weight in gold.
Summer, it's like the world's best story and it's waiting to be told.
It's ice cream cones and cherry soda dripping down your chin.
It's summer, man, where do we begin?
Chorus: Summer, man, where do we begin?
Phineas: It's summer, man, where do we begin?

Chorus: Summer...
Phineas: Where do we begin?
Chorus: Summer...
Phineas: Where do we begin?

Background information

  • A version has been released with vocals from Danny Jacob. When he sings "This could possibly be...", he hits a C5 on the word "this." This lyric has been omitted in Phineas's version. If it weren't omitted, it would've been Phineas' highest singing note on the show, beating his B4 in Rollercoaster. He did hit a spoken C5 on "You won't recognize that old PICK-up truck" in the Phintastic Ferbulous Car Wash and an E5 on "YEEEEEEE-haww!" during Lotsa Latkes.
  • They complete the line "Driving our sister insane" before Phineas's interruption in the album version.
  • In Disney Brazil, it debuted as a crossover-music video played by Rock Bones from the Argentine sitcom Peter Punk on September 1, 2011, and on September 13 in Disney XD Latin America.
  • The lyrics "It's ice cream cones and cherry soda dripping down your chin" are ironic because Phineas and Ferb don't have chins.
  • In the film version, the beginning and end of the song are still heard as background music before and after Phineas sings.
  • This is the fifth song with the word "Summer" in its title. The others are If Summer Only Lasted One Day, Forever Summer, Gotta Make Summer Last, and Summer Belongs to You.
  • This is the second time part of the opening credits song is heard in an episode. The first time was in "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo".
  • Once again, Ferb's guitar changed twice in this song, signalling that he used 2 guitars ("Watchin' and Waitin'")

Errors

  • When Phineas says, "Summer, it's bicycles and roller skates," close up, his helmet is blue. When it zooms out, his helmet is red.
  • When Phineas says "Summer, it's like the world's best story and it's waiting to be told," his mouth did not open when he said the word "summer".
  • One scene when Phineas and Phineas-2 was singing for two lines' Phineas-2's shirt was striped.
  • Phineas only changed the scene of 1 window in the song to his backyard view. However, 2 windows can be seen changed later.
  • The strap hanging Ferb's guitar to his body switched between purple and red during the song.
  • Right before Phineas stops singing "driving our sister insane," Ferb's fingers go behind his guitar for about 1 second.

Continuity

  • This song made a cameo in the episode "Fly on the Wall" and was sung by Buford, Baljeet, and Isabella when they were discussing what to do today. They found it odd because they don't know where they heard the song from because the memory was wiped from their minds. Oddly enough, they sing a verse that was cut from the movie.
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Phineas and Ferb • (Video game) • Phineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd DimensionsPhineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd DimensionTales From the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension
Characters
1st Dimension characters: PhineasFerbCandacePerryMajor MonogramDr. DoofenshmirtzLindaIsabellaBaljeetBufordJeremyCarlStacyGingerMillyKatieHollyAdysonGretchenLawrenceDjangoVanessa (deleted) • IrvingJennyLove HandelNormPinkyAlbertPeter the PandaTerry the Turtle

2nd Dimension characters: PhineasFerbLindaLawrencePerryIsabellaBaljeetBufordNorm BotsMajor MonogramHeinzCandaceJeremyCharleneVanessa

Locations
DanvilleDoofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated (2nd Dimension) • Flynn-Fletcher House
Organizations
O.W.C.A.Fireside Girls Troop 46231The ResistanceFirestorm Girls
Songs
Everything's Better with PerryQuirky Worky SongMysterious Force (cut song) • He's DoofBrand New Best FriendVictory GumSummer (Where Do We Begin?)I Walk AwayBaljeet ExplanationBrand New RealityRobot RiotPerry the Platypus ThemeTakin' Care of ThingsKick It Up a NotchPlaying a Game of SportsAll the Convoluted Reasons We Pretend to be Divorced
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Animated Productions: Phineas and FerbVideographyTake Two with Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd DimensionFeature film

Video Games: Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb Ride AgainDisney Channel All Star PartyPhineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd DimensionAgent P Strikes BackPhineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool StuffWhere's My Perry?Disney INFINITY (2.0) (3.0) • Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz
Albums: Phineas and FerbPhineas and Ferb Holiday FavoritesPhineas and Ferb: Across the 1st and 2nd DimensionsPhineas and Ferb: Star Wars soundtrack

Disney Parks
Agent P's World Showcase Adventure

Entertainment: Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party
Firework: Celebrate the Magic

Characters
Major Characters: Phineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnPerryMajor Francis MonogramHeinz DoofenshmirtzLinda FlynnLawrence Fletcher

Secondary Characters: Isabella Garcia-ShapiroBaljeet TjinderBuford Van StommJeremy JohnsonCarl KarlStacy HiranoGinger HiranoMillyKatieHollyAdyson SweetwaterGretchen
Recurring characters: Giant Floating Baby HeadDjango BrownColtraneCharlene DoofenshmirtzVanessa DoofenshmirtzRoger DoofenshmirtzVivian Garcia-ShapiroIrvingJenny BrownSuzy JohnsonDannyBobbi FabulousShermanMeapMitchNormClyde FlynnBetty Jo FlynnPinkyAlbertPeterKlimpaloonTalking ZebraMonty MonogramHildegard JohnsonReginald FletcherWinifred FletcherAloyse von Roddenstein
Minor Characters: JerryKhaka Peu PeuThe RegurgitatorBob WebberPrincess BaldegundeMelissaUnnamed Fireside GirlsAgent EBrobotsDrill SergeantBuck BuckersonTiana WebberJack JohnsonMrs. JohnsonWendyEliza FletcherNicoletteMandyThaddeus and ThorMindyAmandaLucy FletcherAdrian FletcherBeppo BrownDr. HiranoAnnabelle JohnsonSaraBrigitte, Josette, and ColletteMishti PatelLiam McCrackenRodrigoMorgGlenda WilkinsDr. GevaarlijkHeinz Doofenshmirtz's motherBlanca DishonProfessor PoofenplotzLyla LolliberryBalloony • Corn Colossus
Guest Characters: Santa ClausKim Possible PinocchioBaby BaboonThor OdinsonSpider-ManHulkIron ManRed SkullNick FuryVenomWhiplashMODOK

Episodes
Season One: "Rollercoaster" • "Candace Loses Her Head" • "The Fast and the Phineas" • "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror" • "The Magnificent Few" • "S'Winter" • "Are You My Mummy?" • "Flop Starz" • "Raging Bully" • "Lights, Candace, Action!" • "Get That Bigfoot Outta My Face!" • "Tree to Get Ready" • "It's About Time!" • "Jerk De Soleil" • "Toy to the World" • "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" • "A Hard Day's Knight" • "I, Brobot" • "Mom's Birthday" • "Journey to the Center of Candace" • "Run Away Runway" • "I Scream, You Scream" • "It's a Mud, Mud, Mud, Mud World" • "The Ballad of Badbeard" • "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" • "Ready for the Bettys" • "The Flying Fishmonger" • "Phineas and Ferb Get Busted!" • "Greece Lightning" • "Leave the Busting to Us!" • "Crack That Whip" • "The Best Lazy Day Ever" • "Boyfriend From 27,000 B.C." • "Voyage to the Bottom of Buford" • "Put That Putter Away" • "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?" • "Traffic Cam Caper" • "Bowl-R-Ama Drama" • "The Monster of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein" • "Oil on Candace" • "Unfair Science Fair" • "Unfair Science Fair Redux (Another Story)" • "Out to Launch" • "Got Game?" • "Comet Kermillian" • "Out of Toon" • "Hail Doofania!"

Season Two: "The Lake Nose Monster" • "Interview With a Platypus" • "Tip of the Day" • "Attack of the 50 Foot Sister" • "Backyard Aquarium" • "Day of the Living Gelatin" • "Elementary My Dear Stacy" • "Don't Even Blink" • "Chez Platypus" • "Perry Lays an Egg" • "Gaming the System" • "The Chronicles of Meap" • "Thaddeus and Thor" • "De Plane! De Plane!" • "Let's Take a Quiz" • "At the Car Wash" • "Oh, There You Are, Perry" • "Swiss Family Phineas" • "Hide and Seek" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "The Baljeatles" • "Vanessassary Roughness" • "No More Bunny Business" • "Spa Day" • "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown" • "Bubble Boys" • "Isabella and the Temple of Sap" • "Cheer Up Candace" • "Fireside Girl Jamboree" • "The Bully Code" • "Finding Mary McGuffin" • "Picture This" • "Nerdy Dancin'" • "What Do It Do?" • "Atlantis" • "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation!" • "Just Passing Through" • "Candace's Big Day" • "I Was a Middle Aged Robot" • "Suddenly Suzy" • "Undercover Carl" • "Hip Hip Parade" • "Invasion of the Ferb Snatchers" • "Ain't No Kiddie Ride" • "Not Phineas and Ferb" • "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!" • "The Lizard Whisperer" • "Robot Rodeo" • "The Beak" • "She's the Mayor" • "The Lemonade Stand" • "Phineas and Ferb Hawaiian Vacation" • "Summer Belongs to You!" • "Nerds of a Feather" • "Wizard of Odd" • "We Call it Maze" • "Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Max Modem!" • "The Secret of Success" • "The Doof Side of the Moon" • "Split Personality" • "Brain Drain" • "Rollercoaster: The Musical!" • "Make Play" • "Candace Gets Busted"
Season Three: "The Great Indoors" • "Canderemy" • "Run, Candace, Run" • "Last Train to Bustville" • "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!" • "The Belly of the Beast" • "Moon Farm" • "Ask a Foolish Question" • "Misperceived Monotreme" • "Candace Disconnected" • "Magic Carpet Ride" • "Bad Hair Day" • "Meatloaf Surprise" • "Phineas and Ferb Interrupted" • "A Real Boy" • "Mommy Can You Hear Me?" • "Road Trip" • "Tour de Ferb" • "Skiddley Whiffers" • "My Fair Goalie" • "Bullseye!" • "That's the Spirit" • "The Curse of Candace" • "Escape from Phineas Tower" • "Lotsa Latkes" • "Ferb Latin" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "Tri-Stone Area" • "Doof Dynasty" • "Excaliferb" • "Phineas and Ferb and the Temple of Juatchadoon" • "Monster from the Id" • "Gi-Ants" • "The Remains of the Platypus" • "Mom's in the House" • "Perry the Actorpus" • "Let's Bounce" • "Bully Bromance Break Up" • "Quietest Day Ever" • "Doonkleberry Imperative" • "Meapless in Seattle" • "Delivery of Destiny" • "Buford Confidential" • "The Mom Attractor" • "Cranius Maximus" • "Agent Doof" • "Minor Monogram" • "What a Croc!" • "Sleepwalk Surprise" • "Sci-Fi Pie Fly" • "Sipping with the Enemy" • "Tri-State Treasure: Boot of Secrets" • "Doofapus" • "Norm Unleashed" • "Where's Perry?" • "Ferb TV" • "When Worlds Collide" • "What'd I Miss?" • "Road to Danville" • "This is Your Backstory" • "Blackout!"
Season Four: "For Your Ice Only " • "Happy New Year!" • "Fly On the Wall" • "Bully Bust" • "My Sweet Ride" • "Der Kinderlumper" • "Sidetracked" • "Primal Perry" • "Mind Share" • "Backyard Hodge Podge" • "Bee Day" • "Bee Story" • "Great Balls of Water" • "Where's Pinky?" • "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne" • "Knot My Problem" • "Just Desserts" • "La Candace-Cabra" • "Happy Birthday, Isabella" • "Love at First Byte" • "One Good Turn" • "Mission Marvel" • "Thanks But No Thanks" • "Troy Story" • "Druselsteinoween" • "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" • "Face Your Fear" • "Cheers for Fears" • "Steampunx" • "Just Our Luck" • "Return Policy" • "Live and Let Drive" • "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer" • "Father's Day" • "Imperfect Storm" • "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" • "It's No Picnic" • "The Klimpaloon Ultimatum" • "Operation Crumb Cake" • "Mandace" • "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" • "Lost in Danville" • "The Inator Method" • "Night of the Living Pharmacists" • "Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" • "Doof 101" • "Act Your Age" • "Last Day of Summer" • "O.W.C.A. Files"

Locations
Locations at or near Danville: DanvilleMr. Slushy FranchiseDoofenshmirtz Evil IncorporatedFlynn-Fletcher HouseAtlantisGoogolplex MallOld Abandoned Amusement Park

Other Locations: AfricaEnglandNew YorkBig BenMarsTokyoLondonChinaIndiaCanadaChileHawaii

Selected Songs
Today is Gonna Be a Great DaySummer Belongs to YouCity of LoveJump Right InLet it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it SnowPerry the Platypus ThemeGitchee Gitchee GooWhere Did We Go Wrong?BustedLittle BrothersWhat'cha Doin?Carpe DiemS.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)I'm MeRollercoasterThe Ballad of KlimpaloonEvil for Extra CreditBackyard BeachHappy New YearGreat to Be a BabySerious FunCurtain Call/Time Spent Together