Long Hot Summer Night
Jimi Hendrix Lyrics


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Show us a long
Long, long hot summer night
As far as my eyes could see
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Well, my heart was way down
Cold, cold winter stone
Well my darlin', where can you be?
Where can you be, baby?
Where can you be?

There were three sugar walls
And two candy cane windows
But the silliest move melted all those inside
Well, everybody's on fire, but it's
A-snowin' in a cold blizzard

Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
God, God, God

Around about this time the telephone
Blew its horn across the room
Scared little Annie
Clean out of her mind
Out of her mind

Roman the Candle he peeps out of his peekaboo hide and seek
And grabbed little Annie from the ceiling just in time
And the telephone keeps on screamin'
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

"Hello", said my shakey voice, "well, how you doin'?"
I start to stutter
"ah, can't cha tell I'm a-doin' fine?"
There was my baby talkin', she's way down 'cross the border

She says, "I'm gonna hurry to ya I've been a fool
And I'm tired of cryin'"
Said I'm tired of cryin'

Yeah a long, long, long hot summer night
As far as my eyes could see
But I can ah feel the heat comin' on as my baby's gettin' closer

I'm so glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
So glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
So glad my baby's comin' to rescue me
Rescue, rescue, rescue
Rescue, rescue
Rescue, rescue, what'd I say
Rescue me, rescue me




Rescue, rescue me, rescue me
Rescue

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Jimi Hendrix's "Long Hot Summer Night" talk about the yearning and anticipation for the return of a loved one during a hot summer night. The use of contrasting images like "long hot" and "cold winter stone" convey the intense desire and longing for the return of the loved one. The three sugar walls and two candy cane windows indicate vulnerability and an innocent, childlike aspiration for love, which seems to have been denied by fate, as they have melted down. The line "everybody's on fire, but it's a-snowin' in a cold blizzard" highlights this aspect of conflicting conditions, emphasizing the inability to find the desired warmth in a cold world.


The song's narrative structure adds depth to the emotional intensity of the lyrics. The reference to little Annie's fear and anxiety due to the phone call adds a sense of urgency and emergency. The song then transitions into a conversation with the person on the other end of the phone call, where the singer stutters with excitement and anticipation about the arrival of his loved one, who has promised to come and rescue him.


Line by Line Meaning

Show us a long
The start of a long and enduring summer adventure.


Long, long hot summer night
The night is uncomfortably hot, making it hard for people to sleep.


As far as my eyes could see
The night seemed endless and vast.


Well my heart was way down
The singer's heart was heavy with grief and loneliness.


Cold, cold winter stone
The singer's heart felt like its warmth had been replaced with freezing stone.


Well my darlin', where can you be?
The singer is ruminating on the whereabouts of his loved one.


Where can you be, baby?
The singer repeats his concern for his loved one.


There were three sugar walls
The imagery of the sugar walls represents a tantalizing and tempting situation.


And two candy cane windows
The attractive situation is further emphasized with candy cane windows.


But the silliest move melted all those inside
Despite the promising start, one small misstep has ruined everything.


Well, everybody's on fire, but it's
All around people are passionate and full of energy.


A-snowin' in a cold blizzard
Despite the energy, people are stuck in a cold and miserable situation.


Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
The singer is still wondering where his loved one is in the midst of all this.


God, God, God
A frustrated plea to a higher power.


Around about this time the telephone
The phone rings, interrupting the singer's thoughts.


Blew its horn across the room
The loud ring of the phone was jarring.


Scared little Annie
The sudden noise has frightened someone.


Clean out of her mind
The fear was intense and she was unable to control herself.


Roman the Candle he peeps out of his peekaboo hide and seek
Someone named Roman is watching the drama unfold from a hiding spot.


And grabbed little Annie from the ceiling just in time
Roman rescues the frightened girl just as she was about to fall.


And the telephone keeps on screamin'
Despite the drama, the phone continues to ring and disturb the peace.


Hello, said my shaky voice,
The singer picks up the phone with a shaky voice.


Well, how you doin'?
The singer is surprised to hear his loved one's voice.


I start to stutter
The singer is flustered by the sudden call.


Ah, can't cha tell I'm a-doin' fine?
The singer tries to sound cool and collected.


There was my baby talkin', she's way down 'cross the border
The singer's loved one is calling from far away.


She says, I'm gonna hurry to ya I've been a fool
The loved one admits to making mistakes and wanting to make things right.


And I'm tired of cryin'
The loved one is tired of being upset and wants to move on.


Said I'm tired of cryin'
The loved one repeats her desire to stop crying.


But I can ah feel the heat comin' on as my baby's gettin' closer
Despite the problems, the singer feels hopeful now that his loved one is coming to see him.


I'm so glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
The singer feels rescued and relieved by the upcoming visit.


So glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
The repetition emphasizes how happy the singer is to be reunited.


Rescue, rescue, rescue
The singer repeats the word rescue as if it's a joyful refrain.


Rescue, rescue
Another repetition to express the singer's joy.


Rescue, rescue, what'd I say
The repetition has become an exclamation of excitement.


Rescue me, rescue me
The singer repeats his desire to be rescued, but in a celebratory tone.


Rescue, rescue me, rescue me
The repetition continues as a mantra of happiness.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jimi Hendrix

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Samurai

Show us a long
Long, long hot summer night
As far as my eyes could see
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Well, my heart was way down
Cold, cold winter stone
Well my darlin', where can you be?
Where can you be, baby?
Where can you be?

There were three sugar walls
And two candy cane windows
But the silliest move melted all those inside
Well, everybody's on fire, but it's
A-snowin' in a cold blizzard

Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
God, God, God

Around about this time the telephone
Blew its horn across the room
Scared little Annie
Clean out of her mind
Out of her mind

Roman the Candle he peeps out of his peekaboo hide and seek
And grabbed little Annie from the ceiling just in time
And the telephone keeps on screamin'
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

"Hello", said my shakey voice, "well, how you doin'?"
I start to stutter
"ah, can't cha tell I'm a-doin' fine?"
There was my baby talkin', she's way down 'cross the border

She says, "I'm gonna hurry to ya I've been a fool
And I'm tired of cryin'"
Said I'm tired of cryin'

Yeah a long, long, long hot summer night
As far as my eyes could see
But I can ah feel the heat comin' on as my baby's gettin' closer

I'm so glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
So glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
So glad my baby's comin' to rescue me
Rescue, rescue, rescue
Rescue, rescue
Rescue, rescue, what'd I say
Rescue me, rescue me
Rescue, rescue me, rescue me
Rescue



All comments from YouTube:

Fuma de mi kenke

Para los que somos enfermos de hendrix esto se agradece mucho

Fuma de mi kenke

Me enganche a esta cancion en un viaje que hice con mi chica... hoy ya no estamos y oir esta cancion me teletransporta a esos bonitos momentos de verano...

Michael Linkroum

Great song!

Samurai

Show us a long
Long, long hot summer night
As far as my eyes could see
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Well, my heart was way down
Cold, cold winter stone
Well my darlin', where can you be?
Where can you be, baby?
Where can you be?

There were three sugar walls
And two candy cane windows
But the silliest move melted all those inside
Well, everybody's on fire, but it's
A-snowin' in a cold blizzard

Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
Where are you in this a-hot cold summer?
God, God, God

Around about this time the telephone
Blew its horn across the room
Scared little Annie
Clean out of her mind
Out of her mind

Roman the Candle he peeps out of his peekaboo hide and seek
And grabbed little Annie from the ceiling just in time
And the telephone keeps on screamin'
Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

"Hello", said my shakey voice, "well, how you doin'?"
I start to stutter
"ah, can't cha tell I'm a-doin' fine?"
There was my baby talkin', she's way down 'cross the border

She says, "I'm gonna hurry to ya I've been a fool
And I'm tired of cryin'"
Said I'm tired of cryin'

Yeah a long, long, long hot summer night
As far as my eyes could see
But I can ah feel the heat comin' on as my baby's gettin' closer

I'm so glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
So glad that my baby's comin' to rescue me
So glad my baby's comin' to rescue me
Rescue, rescue, rescue
Rescue, rescue
Rescue, rescue, what'd I say
Rescue me, rescue me
Rescue, rescue me, rescue me
Rescue

Shadows Black

Gracias por la traducción

Walter Martinez

love it

m. saint

Jimi Hendrix, the undisputed Einstein-Isaac Newton-Tesla of electric guitar. He was the alchemist.

William Lewis

Thanks K. for this stellar lineup!! I grew up with this

Genaldo Aaujo

Que legal,👋, sempre uma novidade,
🪐🍄🍄🪐🍄🪐🪐✈️🍄🍄🍄🍄

Ralph Goldsen

This is the only Hendrix song that has a doo-wop format, yet totally avante garde. Nothing like it before or after.

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