Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hot town, summer in the city...

Summer in the City (by the Lovin' Spoonful)



Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright

And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights
In the summer, in the city
In the summer, in the city
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It's been horrible the last couple of days here, truly dirty and gritty! They've been closing schools at noon this week and no one's even venturing out at night (much less meeting girls on rooftops)! And so---I love this song! I first heard it back in the early '80s when I was a 16-year-old with my first car (a red Ford Pinto) listening to oldies on the AM radio (the only radio station I could get aside from sports and talk and country)... Back then, I thought this song seemed "sooo New York." And now that I live here, I STILL think it's very much sooooo "New York!" I love even the nasty heat of this town!

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