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Song Parodies -> "Bummer in the City"

Original Song Title:

"Summer in the City"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Lovin' Spoonful

Parody Song Title:

"Bummer in the City"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

God's town—wonder in the City
on The Hill, said John Winthrop…so pretty.
Godless towns—it is a pity
people don’t look up to your shining City.
They should repent before they are dead:
When they walk with angels, they will see the Godhead.

But at night it’s a sinner's world—
men finding fallen girls.
They won’t find romance tonight;
they’ll feel the heat in the afterlife.
They’ll pay for their lubricity;
they pay for earthly delights
in the slums of this sin city,
in the slums of this sin city.

Fools down in the evil city
drunk on wine and getting vomity.
Cool that habit; seek God's pity—
look to the Rapture and to His shining City.
All this sleaziness you can stop.
Repent—or beware—then meet Him on the Hilltop.

’cause at night, it’s a sinner’s world—
girls finding other girls.
That kind of romance ain’t right;
they'll feel the heat in the afterlife.
they’ll pay for their lubricity;
They pay for earthly delights
in the slums of this sin city,
gotta run from this sin city.

God's town—wonder in the City
on The Hill, said John Winthrop…so pretty.
Godless towns—it is a pity
people don’t look up to Winthrop’s City.
They should repent before they are dead.
of perdition the time has come to get ahead.

Shun night it’s a sinner’s world,
full of bad boys and girls
They’ll find faux romance tonight,
then feel the heat in the afterlife.
They’ll pay for their lubricity;
they pay for earthly delights
in the slums of this sin city.
I’m bummed I ain’t in sin city!

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