Gm Dm In the heat of the summer F A When the pavements were burning Dm C Dm The soul of a city was ravaged in the night Gm Dm After the city sun was sinkin'
Dm Gm Dm Now no one knows how it started F A Why the windows were shattered Dm C Dm But deep in the dark, someone set the spark Gm Dm And then it no longer mattered.
Dm Gm Dm Down the streets they were rumbling F A All the tempers were ragin Dm C Dm Oh, where, oh, where are the white silver tongues Gm Dm Who forgot to listen to the warnings?
Dm Gm Dm On and On come the angry F A No longer following reason Dm C Dm And all the stores were the target now Gm Dm Where just the other day they were buyin
Dm Gm Dm Drunk with the memory of the ghetto F A Drunk with the lure of the looting Dm C Dm And the memory of the uniforms shoving with their sticks Gm Dm Asking, "Are you looking for trouble?"
Dm Gm Dm "No, no, no," moaned the mayor. F A "It's not the way of the order. Dm C Dm "Oh stay in your homes, please leave us alone Gm Dm "We'll be glad to talk in the morning."
Dm Gm Dm "For shame, for shame," wrote the papers. F A "Why the hurry to your hunger? Dm C Dm "Now the rubble's resting on your broken streets Gm Dm "So you see what your rage has unraveled."
Dm Gm Dm Baricades sadly were risin F A Bricks were heavily flyin Dm C Dm And the loudspeaker drowned like a whisperin' sound Gm Dm When compared to the angered emotions
Dm Gm Dm And when the fury was over F A And the Shame was replacing the anger. Dm C Dm So wrong, so wrong, but we've been down so long Gm Dm And we had to make somebody listen Gm Dm Gm Dm Gm Dm In the heat of the summer......