Who Sang City Summer Blues? Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge Pokey LaFarge cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-8-5
length: 3:34
Lyrics

It must be summer in the river city, ‘cause the gunshots ring out twice a day
Like cats in heat we’ve all gone crazy and sirens sing the long hot night away
There’s no relief in a river city except swimming pools, cold beer and wine
But that’s no way to treat a lady, you gotta get her out of town come summertime
It’s gonna be a long hot summer, I think it’s time we went somewhere
Baby, just me and you
Let’s leave the city behind, together we can pass the time
Far away from the city summer blues
Frying eggs on the sidewalk, street signs saying don’t walk
Anywhere, you better keep inside
Box fans just buzzing in the window, ice box wide open why don’t we go
Out where the weather is on our side
They can tear the streets up in this city, yes, long as we don’t let them tear us down
We’ll keep our cool out in the country, where the city summer blues can’t be found
It’s gonna be a long hot summer, I think it’s time we went somewhere
Baby, just me and you
Let’s leave the city behind, together we can pass the time
Far away from the city summer blues
Not that I hate this river city, but that burning sun ain’t no friend of mine
I’d like to show my baby something better, somewhere across that river city limit sign
It’s gonna be a long hot summer, I think it’s time we went somewhere
Baby, just me and you
Let’s leave the city behind, together we can pass the time
Far away from the city summer blues


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Central Time
  • 2 The Devil Ain't Lazy
  • 3 What the Rain Will Bring
  • 4 Won'tcha Please Don't Do It
  • 5 One Town at a Time
  • 6 Kentucky Mae
  • 7 Bowlegged Woman
  • 8 City Summer Blues
  • 9 Day After Day
  • 10 Let's Get Lost
  • 11 Close the Door
  • 12 Home Away From Home

  • Release information
    label: Third Man Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 0858936003080
    script: Latin