Let’s get sunny for a change.

In the third installment of “Sick Music” we’re going on a summery journey together.
I know that my musical taste seems very dark and gloomy, but that’s not all there is to me. And you’ve heard a few of those lighter songs already.
But today, something really light. Something uplifting. But still something with fuckloads of character and soul.

It’s a cover. It’s a summer song. It’s a song sung by Joe Cocker. In 1993/1994. Close your eyes and just think about his voice at that time. Mmmmhm. To fucking die for.

It’s “Summer in the City”.
And, don’t get me wrong here! The Lovin’ Spoonfull’s original is a beautiful song in itself. But Cocker’s voice just makes it extra special for me. I’m a sucker for charismatic voices.

[expand title=”Lyrics”]Hot town summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirt 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

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 will be alright
And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
The days can’t be like the night
In the summer in the city
In the summer in the city

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressed so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat lookin’ 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 ya on the roof top

But at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on lets dance all night
Despite the heat it will be alright
And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
The days can’t be like the night
In the summer in the city
In the summer in the city

{Solo}

But at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on lets dance all night
Despite the heat it will be alright
And babe don’t you know it’s a pity
The days can’t be like the night
In the summer in the city
In the summer in the city

Hot town summer in the city
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Joe Cocker – Summer in the City [Have A Little Faith] | 1994 | Rock

Also, Saxophone.
I love the Sax.
I miss the Sax in contemporary music.
We even had Sax in goth/dark music about a decade ago!
I really miss it.

And the Sax, coupled with Cocker’s voice and the max-upbeat attitude of the song… This all helps me relax and get in a better mood.
It’s a song that makes me feel better and makes me think nice, happy thoughts. It describes a nice summer’s night-out how it should be in the city.

It’s a wonderful summer song. And because of this it’s also really good to make one feel better when illness takes you down.
More of that kind of music today, please!