Sweating on a Hot Summer Night

Sweating on a Hot Summer Night

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Liner Notes: 

This was for @Mandolinda's skirmish with the prompt of "Your favourite place to be on a hot summer night". I'm not sure it's my favorite place, but the humidity has finally broken here, so this is what I came up with.


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Verse 1
Please hand me another beer
The stars are coming out and the night is clear
The heat wave’ll be another week I hear
Sweating on a hot summer night

The humidity’s a drain from dusk ‘til dawn
I get fuzzy in my brain
And my mind starts to wane
But, boy, will I miss you when you’re gone

Verse 2
Ice cubes landing in my glass with a clink
A cool breeze wafting in my window, I think
Floating on a raft in a pond with a drink
Sweating on a hot summer night


Verse 3
The sound of a scoop going through ice cream
This is the warmest it’s been all year, it seems
A cool autumn night’s dancing in my dreams
Sweating on a hot summer night (x3)

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vivalarayna's picture

"A cool autumn night's dancing in my dreams" - I love this line! Amen times 10. You summed it up perfectly.

Mandolinda's picture

Nothing could sound finer in my mind. Reminds me of growing up on the farm, doing all the dirty dusty work in the fields and hay mows. Nice skirmish Ken.

kahlo's picture

Wonderfully done! You capture the hot summer night so perfectly! I loved the clink of ice, the floating in the lake, and the scooping of ice cream - wonderful images. The delivery was perfectly joyful!

dzd's picture

This is a really great write, and the performance even though a uke tune(uke's just make me happy) It still has the feel of some breezy, good times, early 50s poprock, like something Buddy Holly/Chuck Berry/etc. would of done. Great delivery too!

coolparadiso's picture

i wasn't in on this skirmish but i'm enjoying the songs! another good lyric well delivered

mike skliar's picture

nice work! I like the fast pace and the energy- and i like the vocal phrasing- and you've hit some summer realities for sure.

(the monday skirmish that just happened was a similar theme btw)