The story behind Summer in the City
The song "Summer in the city" is a 1966 song by the American pop band The Lovin' Spoonful. The lyrics are based on a poem by Mark Sebastian, the younger brother of the band's leader John Sebastian. John changed the lyrics slightly to build up more tension for a song lyric. The lyrics describe the impressions of a city dweller who loathes the unbearable summer heat. There seems to be no shade, all the passersby look stricken with heat and walk on hot sidewalks. At night, on the other hand, it's a different story, and that's when the heat-stricken seek out a girl to dance with. For our candle "Summer in the City" we thought of a positive and summer-affirming story: that feeling of happiness when you stroll through the city in summer, people on the streets and in cafes, music, all the colors shining, the smell of flowers and sunscreen, warm asphalt... everything is exciting and alive. You feel happy and fulfilled.