Summer in the City
Dog Night Lyrics


Light up light up
Light up your lazy blue eyes
Moon's up nights up
Taking the town by surprise
Night time night time
Day left an hour ago
City light time
Must you get ready so slow
There are places to come from and places to go
Night in the city looks pretty to me
Night in the city looks fine
Music comes spilling out into the street
Colors go flashing in time
Take off take off

Take off your stay-at-home shoes
Break off shake off
Chase off those stay-at-home blues
Stairway stairway
Down to the crowds in the street
They go their way
Looking for faces to greet
But we run on laughing with no one to meet
Night in the city looks pretty to me
Night in the city looks fine
Music comes spilling out into the street
Colors go waltzing in time

Lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing
Written by: JEFF LYNNE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Forrest George

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 all right

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 all right

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 all right

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



All comments from YouTube:

Eric Kernodle

Somehow this song manages to sound retro, modern, and futuristic all at the same time.

ya boi

it sounds quitnessentially 60s to me.

Billy Sou

@God hand Mishima Ahead of its time in 1966.

Thomas Black

Great observation. Couldn't agree more.

Silent 1

Many modern alternative bands try to mimic an oldies sound lately

Fallout

@Tom Boies You know absolutely nothing of history, then. You're a fool.

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Leo Fedigan

Underrated classic.

Tom McConville

With due respect Leo, an ALL TIME CLASSIC. To me , this sing can never be underrated, except by those who don't know anything about great music. It is true anthem of the people of New York City. And I lived in the NYCHA projects in the Rockaways, Queens until age 7. I very much relate to the song.

Doshee 27

MIKECNW get lost looser !

Doshee 27

One of my favorite!

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