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​Long, Sweet Summer Night

This song is by The Thorns and appears on the album The Thorns (2003).

There ain't no traffic lights (There ain't no traffic lights)
In this little town, (in this little town,)
And lots of places where (And lots of places where)
There's no one around. (there's no one around.)
Out by the red water, (Out by the red water,)
On the new grass, (On the new grass,)
We'll wake up the mornin', (We'll wake up the mornin',)
Makin' it last. (Makin' it last.)

On a long, sweet (On a long, sweet)
Summer night, (Summer night,)
All the kisses you bring me (All the kisses you bring me)
Get my temperature right. (Get my temperature right.)
Long, sweet (Long, sweet)
Summer night -- (Summer night --)
I will love you in the daytime, too, (Aaaa-ah)
If it's the only other thing I do. (Aaaa-ah)

Sun slips between (Sun slips between)
The covers of night. (the covers of night.)
We'll find each other in (We'll find each other in)
The fadin' light. (the fadin' light.)
Stars turn on slowly, (Stars turn on slowly,)
Warm up the sky. (Warm up the sky.)
We're only two people (We're only two people)
Who are alive. (Who are alive.)

On a long, sweet (On a long, sweet)
Summer night, (Summer night,)
All the kisses you bring me (All the kisses you bring me)
Get my temperature right. (Get my temperature right.)
Long, sweet (Long, sweet)
Summer night -- (Summer night --)
I will love you in the daytime, too, (Aaaa-ah)
If it's the only other thing I do. (Aaaa-ah)

Go on and keep me; (Ooh,)
Don't you ever leave me (Don't you ever leave me.)
Like a dog in the (Ooh,)
Cold. (Don't you know you got me,)
Know you got me (Ooh,)
When you need somebody to (When you need somebody --)
Hold. (When you need somebody to)
(Hold?)

Yeah!
On a long, sweet (On a long, sweet)
Summer night, (Summer night,)
All the kisses you bring me (All the kisses you bring me)
Get my temperature right. (Get my temperature right.)
Long, sweet (Long, sweet)
Summer night -- (Summer night --)
I will love you in the daytime, too, (Aaaa-ah)
If it's the only other thing I do. (Aaaa-ah)
I'm all about givin' it up to you (Aaaa-ah)
On a long, sweet (On a long, sweet)
Summer night. (Summer night.)

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Lyricists: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #9 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).
  • A live version of this song is available on iTunes (Tuesday, July 8, 2003).

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