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In The Heat Of The Summer, song lyrics
Song: In The Heat Of The Summer
In the heat of the summer,
Now no one knows how it started;
Down the streets they were rumbling.
Drunk with the memory of the ghetto.
"It's not the way of the order.
Oh stay in your homes, please leave us alone
We'll be glad to talk in the morning."
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
"For shame, for shame," wrote the papers.
"Why the hurry to your hunger?
Now the rubble's resting on your broken streets.
So see what your rage has unraveled."
Baricades sadly were risin',
And when the fury was over,
1 - Phil Ochs (1940 - 1976) biography.
2 - From the album, "I ain't marching anymore", released in 1965, comes the song description, "Scenes and images of the riots last summer in Harlem. As is ususally the case, the loudest bursts of outrage came from those most responsible for the debacle." Those riots occured in the summer of 1964.
3 - Harlem riot of 1964 information from Wikipedia