It’s A Cruel, Cruel Summer

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: CRUEL/EVIL/HORRIBLE/MONSTER/WICKED

Well…erm I think I am going to choose as lighthearted a song as I can think of because this theme has thrown up some bizarre songs in my lyrics finder!

Beach, Vacation, Girl, Summer, Sea

I know there is a Taylor Swift song called “Cruel Summer”, which I need to listen to at some stage to please my friend, one of the most obsessive “Swifties” out there. But to me (child of the eighties) it is Bananarama who “own” that song title.

I love the video to this song…because although the lyrics give the impression that a lover has been abandoned in the height of a burning hot summer…these girls are still partying. I approve. In cases of abandonment, rather than sulking at home with a bottle of wine, get out and dance in the street with your mates if you can. It takes the sting out of a cruel summer.

Hot summer streets
And the pavements are burning
I sit around

Trying to smile
But the air is so heavy and dry

Strange voices are saying
What did they say
Things I can’t understand
It’s too close for comfort
This heat has got right out of hand

It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Now you’re gone

The city is crowded
My friends are away
And I’m on my own

It’s too hot to handle
So I got to get up and go

It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It’s a cruel,
It’s a cruel cruel summer
Now you’re gone
You’re not the only one

It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Leaving me
Leaving me here on my own
It’s a cruel,
It’s a cruel cruel summer
Now you’re gone

It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Now you’re gone
You’re not the only one

It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Leaving me
Leaving me here on my own
It’s a cruel,
It’s a cruel cruel summer
Now you’re gone
You’re not the only one

Written by the cracking team of:  Anthony John Swain,  Siobhan Maire Deirdre Stewart,  Steven Nicholas Jolley, Sarah Elizabeth Dallin, and  Keren Jane Woodward

 

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