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Lovin Spoonful – Summer In The City lyrics
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

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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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Songwriters: John Benson Sebastian, Mark Douglas Sebastian, Steve Boone
Summer In The City lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Summer In The City meanings

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    Note: This song was written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone. And is not the song written by Regina Spektor, who wasn't even born when the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1966! Right, Marion Jenkins? It appeared on the album Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. The song is ranked number 401 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. When at Blair Academy, Mark Sebastian submitted the lyrics as a poem for the literary magazine. That poem, entitled "Summer In the City," had the refrain "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, the days can't be like the night, in the summer in the city." His older brother John changed the slower verses to a more upbeat model, keeping the title and the refrain. Mark's part remains as he wrote it, words and music. Bassist Steve Boone added the instrumental coda in the middle. The song features a series of car horns during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ends up with a jackhammer sound, in order to give the impression of the sounds of the summer in the city. Definitely a class!
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    "Bend down" makes a lot of sense in this song. It's sometimes said, with great poetic license, that the summer sun is so high, there are no shadows. Of course there really are shadows but we are dealing with a figure of speech here. The song is saying the summer sun is so high if you bend down, you won't even see your own shadow.
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    "been down" does actually make sense. "bend down" makes no sense at all. It's sounds incredibly sexual and does not fit the context of the song. "been down" is still a common phrase today. It's even a song title, I believe. I don't know quite how to explain it, but it's kinda just like saying "i've been there", I suppose. So perhaps, in the context of the song, he's saying that he's been stuck in this heat.
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