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    "In The Heat Of The Summer" Lyrics

    Judy Collins

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    In the heat of the summer
    When the pavements were burning
    The soul of a city was ravaged in the night
    After the city sun was sinkin'

    Now no one knows how it started
    Why the windows were shattered
    But deep in the dark, someone set the spark
    And then it no longer mattered.

    Down the streets they were rumbling
    All the tempers were ragin'
    Oh, where, oh, where are the white silver tongues
    Who forgot to listen to the warnings?

    On and On come the angry
    No longer following reason
    And all the stores were the target now
    Where just the other day they were buyin'

    Drunk with the memory of the ghetto
    Drunk with the lure of the looting
    And the memory of the uniforms shoving with their sticks
    Asking, ";Are you looking for trouble?";

    "No, no, no," moaned the mayor.
    "It's not the way of the order.
    "Oh stay in your homes, please leave us alone
    "We'll be glad to talk in the morning."

    "For shame, for shame," wrote the papers.
    "Why the hurry to your hunger?
    "Now the rubble's resting on your broken streets
    "So you see what your rage has unraveled."

    Baricades sadly were risin'
    Bricks were heavily flyin'
    And the loudspeaker drowned like a whisperin' sound
    When compared to the angered emotions

    And when the fury was over
    And the Shame was replacing the anger.
    So wrong, so wrong, but we've been down so long
    And we had to make somebody listen
    In the heat of the summer
    This song was submitted on September 6th, 2013 and last modified on June 7th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by PHIL OCHS.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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