Summer in the City
Joe Jackson 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

[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]

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Written by: REGINA SPEKTOR

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Comments from YouTube:

Creaulx

Love love love this. Graham Maby is the man.

Creaulx

Better than the studio version. I need this disc, should have bought it twenty years ago.

David Bois

so very much yes

i LOVE how jj's knocked off'n his piano bench at gm's opening phrase. all four notes of it.

Sheplify

Creaulx kills it 👍

tiefhals

Thanks for posting, Nan Moss is right...not enough JJ on YT! From Joe's website about this album: "Some of Joe's other songs have been radically re-arranged, too. ANOTHER WORLD contains a completely unplanned (and brilliant) Graham Maby bass solo..." When that solo starts you can hear JJ say "whoa," like it was indeed unplanned. Great stuff.

SuperQdaddy

Great live recording *

NL Moss

I LOVE Joe Jackson, one of the greatest underrated musicians of all time. He is so great live and the band is so tight. There really aren't enough Joe Jackson tunes on YT.

Toto catins

<3 ! quelqu'un pourai mettre summer in the city de l'album summer in the city ?:)

Myrrh* Greenwich

My first LP ; Day F Night

InflatablePlane

Wow. Still a great song live. JJ hits it out of the park!!!

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