"Hot In The City" as written by and Billy Idol....
Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

It's hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet
On a hot summer night
Don't be afraid of the world we made
On a hot summer night

Cause when a long-legged lovely walks by
Yeah you can see the look in her eye
Then you know that it's

Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

Stranger, stranger

For all the dreams and schemes, people are as they seem
On a hot summer night
Don't be no fun, don't forget you're young
On a hot summer night

A sometime someone you're not
Don't wait to see what you got
Cause you know that you're


We'll walk until my feet drop
I'm a train when I'm hateful
Yeah, lay right down now
And ride until your head breaks
I'm a-walking till my brain pops
I will move with the beat now
I'm a chain 'round an A-bomb
I'm a ribbon in the heat now
New York!

[Chorus: Repeat to fade}

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"Hot in the City" as written by Billy Idol


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    General Commenti love this song!

    i am just sooo rad i saw him in concert the other month, haha he is so sexy even though he is like.. 40yrs. old he thinks hes still in the 80s
    empty_satireon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI was a young and innocent pre-teen, watching Solid Gold (yes...that long ago!!!) when Billy Idol performed this song. I fell instantly in lust with the snarling, barechested Brit with the spikey bleach blonde hair. Ah...memories!!!
    ELLESEVENon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was the best Billy Idol song, though most people don't seem to think so. The crescandos of the song would probably make this an excellent song live. What is this song about? Hmm - I guess a really hot date he had in New York?
    stoolhardyon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh another thing - I love the lyrical quality, rhyme and rhythm of this song. It's really cool - I could probably use nerdy English-class terms but I don't know too many of them.
    stoolhardyon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what it's about, but it is a great song.
    bill1985on January 11, 2007   Link

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