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Summer in the city means cleavage cleavage cleavage
And I start to miss you, baby, sometimes
I've been staying up and drinking in a late night establishment
Telling strangers personal things

Summer in the city, I'm so lonely lonely lonely
So I went to a protest just to rub up against strangers
And I did feel like coming but I also felt like crying
It doesn't seem so worth it right now

And the castrated ones stand in the corner smoking
They want to feel the bulges in their pants start to rise
At the site of a beautiful woman they feel nothing but
Anger, her skin makes them sick in the night nauseaous, nauseaous, nauseaous

Summer in the city, I'm so lonely lonely lonely
I've been hallucinating you, babe, at the backs of other women
And I tap on their shoulder and they turn around smiling
But there's no recognition in their eyes

Oh summer in the city means cleavage cleavage cleavage
And don't get me wrong, dear, in general I'm doing quite fine
It's just when it's summer in the city, and you're so long gone from the city
I start to miss you, baby, sometimes

When it's summer in the city
And you're so long gone from the city
I start to miss you, baby, sometimes
I start to miss you, baby, sometimes
I start to miss you, baby, sometimes



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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2013 at 2:53 am
    In my opinion, it's about someone who has left, either by dying or just by moving. I have to wonder if it's a friendship, not a boyfriend, because while she does say some things that could be taken as sexual, I would say she is just craving human contact- whether an emotional connection or a physical one is not quite clear. I don't think it's from the perspective of a man- the tone and way it is written sound as though it is from the woman's perspective- which leads me to think it might be a friendship (there is, of course, the possibility of a lesbian relationship, though)
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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    It's about a woman who moved to a city and away from a town where she had a relationship with someone. She initially liked the idea of being in the city, staying up late, drinking, dancing with guys, etc. But after a while, she realizes that it's not all it's cracked up to be and that she is lonely and misses being with her love.
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    UnregisteredMar 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    Summer in the city is a song about lost love and reminiscing about the good times they shared in the summer.
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Its about a boyfriend who has died, she will never make love to them again nobody will love her the same, she doesnt want him to think that she is too un happy but she wants him to know that she misses him and that is why she is so confused, im guessing the cleavage bit is a personal joke, she also sings about him in 'samson'
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    UnregisteredJan 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    To me it seems to be about missing a lover told from a males perspective. Their significant other may he in a different place. Maybe they're in the country just to make contrast with the main character in this song being from the city... So they're just horny and miss their love :)

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