"Cruel Summer" as written by and Sarah Elizabeth/woodward Dallin....
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), cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel, (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), cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel, (it's a cruel), cruel summer
Now you're gone

Gonna feel only it was

It's a cruel, (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

Gonna feel only it was

It's a cruel, (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

Gonna feel only it was

It's a cruel, (cruel), cruel summer
(Leaving me), leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel, (it's a cruel), cruel summer
Now


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"Cruel Summer" as written by Keren Jane Woodward Sarah Elizabeth Dallin

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  • +2
    General Commentmakes me think of daniel-son
    billyperryon May 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy all time favorite summer anthem.
    ILoveMusic!!1992on December 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBEST underated 80's song of all time!!! love it!
    rachmacon June 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are absolutely self-explanatory, and this song is so classically 80's that it makes me happy every time i hear it, even though it's a sad song.
    Also reminds me of Daniel-san.
    AwayFromSirenson January 03, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song sounds like it's definitelyyyyy about not a very good summer!
    TheGraduateon July 07, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYo, why are there not any comments for this song? i mean it's on the commercial for blue crush so i would think more people would have taken an interest to it by now. neways, i like this song because it reminds me of a guy named richard that i fell in love with this summer and now i haven't seen him for 6 weeks and whenever we try to see eachother, the other person is gone. so i feel like the summer is being cruel to me by keeping us away from eachother. but i don't think the song is talking about that, i actually think this song is about how hot the summer is, but oh well, maybe it's for people like richard and me(i wish).
    beach_babe557on August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite summertime songs.
    Arcadianon February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does this song mean to me? This song means watchin steve dancing about with some stupid outfit that he's decided to dress up in. then going into his room and saying, 'Steve, your room is shit. Can I have a blackjack?' Later that day, I will go into steve's room with wattsit and laugh at
    a) the number of different sets of top trumps
    b) the little yoda that remianed on the corner shelf for the entire year
    c) the selection of wham bars under his bed; and
    d) the number of schweppes glasses with an inch of water or juice (probably the shitty juicee that JJ bought) left in the bottom.
    LSWJMACKon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, I heard that bananarama wrote this song about sting. They met him and he was apparently quite nasty about their music. They wanted to get their revenge so they wrote this song about him. But they didn't want the record company to know it was about sting cos he was more important than they were so they used his real name [gordon] sumner. The song was originally entitled cruel sumner, but a mistake at the printing stage changed it to cruel summer. When sting found out he was furious and his response was to write 'message in a bottle', a reference to a petrol bomb. Bananarama heeded the warning and never wrote a song about sting again.
    LSWJMACKon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfun song, it reminds me of the tv show 'cruel summer' that was on trouble aaaages ago, with it being the opening theme tune and all, good sumertime song though!
    emochick182on August 18, 2005   Link

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