Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with Seasons – Spring/Summer/Fall and Winter – for Song Lyric Sunday. I just love memorable intros and the song I chose this week does not disappoint. Summer in the City by The Lovin’ Spoonful from 1966. John Sebastian’s voice sounds so sweet. I hope you enjoy it!

Lyrics
Summer In The City
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
 
Songwriters: John Sebastian / Mark Sebastian / Steve Boone
Summer in the City lyrics Β© Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs,
BMG Rights Management, Carlin America Inc
 

  15 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. April 21, 2019 at 9:37 am

    The best! Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Jilly πŸ™‚

  2. April 21, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Awesome Christine. I have listened to this song hundreds of times, but this is the first time that I ever watched the video, so cool.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Yes it was su h a great song and good to see them like that πŸ™‚

  3. April 21, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Good choice. I remember this one well.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      I love it πŸ‘πŸ™‚

  4. April 21, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I love John Sebastian’s voice also. Another wonderful enlivening tune for summer. YAY!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm

      I agree! Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  5. April 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    They had some really great songs, and this is one of them. This reminds me of the time right before I went into 10th grade of high school. My friend and I went around singing this one all the time. πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      Yes this was a big one for me in high school too! Ahhh the memories πŸ™‚β€οΈ

    • Christine Bolton
      April 21, 2019 at 8:47 pm

      Yes that was a big one for me too in high school. Happy memories πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  6. April 22, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Great song choice.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Fandango πŸ™‚

  7. aisasami
    April 22, 2019 at 5:28 am

    I looooooooove this song! I loved since I was little when my mom and dad played oldies in the car.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 22, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      I’m so happy you have great memories of this song! πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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