Summer in the City

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets … more »

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

[Bridge:]
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 all right 

[Chorus:]
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 

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

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

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

Written by: REGINA SPEKTOR

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Summer in the City