"Cruel Summer" as written by Steve Jolley, Tony Swain, Sarah Elizabeth Dallin, Keren Woodward and Siobhan Fahey....
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 (ah, 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
You're not the only one
It's a cruel

The city is crowded, my friends are away, and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go, 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
You're not the only one

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
You're not the only one
It's a cruel

Now don't you leave me
Now don't you leave me
Now don't you leave me
Come on, come on

Now don't you leave me
Now don't you leave me
Now don't you leave me
Come on, come on

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

It's a cruel (it's a cruel) cruel summer (cruel summer)
(Don't leave me, leave me in this summer)
You're not the only one (you're not the only one)

It's a cruel, (cruel) cruel summer (cruel summer)
(You're not the only one at home)
Leaving me here on my own
It's a cruel, (it's a cruel) cruel summer (cruel summer)
Now you're gone
You're not the only one (it's a cruel summer)
Cruel summer (cruel summer)
It's a cruel summer (it's a cruel)
Cruel summer (cruel summer)
It's a cruel summer


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

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentdescribes my summer
    blueglitz27on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like this song. Luckily I never had a cruel summer :)
    Sunnyon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the good times of summer, even though its about a depressing summer. All the things they talk about I love...the heat, being out on your own, and being able to do whatever you want.
    TrOoBaBiEeon April 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnice remake but the original is still...so original
    maestroon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. There's something about the summer that I LOVE more than anything, and this song really describes it. Like TrOoBaBiEe said it describes all I love about the summer - the heat, freedom, and endless possibilities.
    babieemellyon April 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song, summer suddenly comes out of my window, and I feel warm and excited,ready to go out and have fun... But at the same time it's such a sad song cause it describes,in a simple but true way, that summer is not endless,and it's cruel for that...
    Sweet Janeon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's the only song I can still bear to listen to by them now.

    What was that from VH1's "I Love the 90's"?
    "The Sign was that we're only going to be popular for another 5 minutes" lol
    jbisaskyon February 08, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYou know your band (or in this case 'group of entertainers') has hit a low point when it covers a Bananarama song.
    alty6905on April 28, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General Commentcover song, and a bad job of it. only ace of base I didnt like
    anima69316on February 24, 2011   Link

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