Reading the Summer love lyrics, the lyrics go as follows: "summer love, had me a blast". I know that "have a blast" means to enjoy etc. But I do not think I could say "it has me a blast".


Even in spoken English or plain prose, we would drop pronouns - particularly I - in some situations.

Here, "had me a blast" is doing this to "I had me a blast".

"I had me" in turn is an informal variant on "I had" found in some dialects, that adds emphasis.

So, "I had a blast".

  • Thanks. However I perceive "have" mainly in the meaning "to posses something"..would not "get" be better?
    – Blizna
    Jan 23 '13 at 16:28
  • No, "a blast" means a good time, and have can cover experiences.
    – Jon Hanna
    Jan 23 '13 at 22:05

The sentence means I had me a blast.

The subject I is understood. While the reflexive me is not standard usage, the slang inclusion is used for emphasis.

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