Paul Simon - Satin Summer Nights Lyrics

I been sleeping on the roof of my building
It's cooler than the street.
I been watching the setting sun
As it bounces off the avenue
Turning into gold dust at my feet.
Carlos and Yolanda
Dancing in the hallway
To an old melody
Spanish eyes and soft brown curls
My love, my love
Come to me.

I believe I'm in the power of Saint Lazarus.
And he holds me in his sight
I know that these jitterbug days I'm livin',
Well, they won't last for all of us,
But they'll last for a long summer night.
I can feel the fire in her eyes
Tonight, tonight
Under satin summer skies.


Baby,baby, baby
Be my special one

I seen you move in from across the street
I like the way you walk
I love the way you run

Baby, baby,
No more baby talk

Papi, this ain't Mayaguez

This is the island of Nueva York
We'll go through the projects,
Make-out on the roofs
An' count the stars like silver studs on

Motorcycle boots

Tengan cuidado con ese tipo.

Ay verdad te digo, ese tipo es tan sucio.


You wastin' your time, they don't know what! do
You little ghetto weeds... I feel like killin' you.
Banana-colored light-skinned spies,
You feel your peel so fine?
I'm Hernandez, The Umbrella Man,
Your future's locked in mine.

The Chaplains and The Golden Guineas
The Red Wings and The Crowns,

The Mighty Mau Maus,
Those Shines from Brooklyn,
They want to cut The Vampires down

The Savage Skulls, The Fordham Baldies,
They'll treat you like you're piss
From the heart of the barrio, now my brother
We tell them mother fuckers suck on this.

I think we got something to talk about.
You're a coolie from the turf.
That's cool, but you don't get no respect around
here unless you belong to a bopping gang ...
I mean, you either belong or you get hurt.
Or you could buy some protection from me.

'Cause if someone's got to die
To pay for the shit they done
I believe in an eye for an eye
What you believe in, Salvador Agron?
Mr. Agron? Senor Agron?

I believe I'm in the power of St. Lazarus
And he holds me in his sight
I believe he watches over us all
Don't tear apart
This satin summer night.

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Paul Simon Satin Summer Nights Comments
  1. Ian Tyrrel

    The only people who didn't like this are critics....

  2. Bob LIDDLE

    Superb album - raw and full of emotions - a social commentary with brilliant musical nuances no shying away from the confused emotions and impact of institutional applications. - the era and people are real - all valid and allowed to have a voice woven into textures of observation - couple that into musical themes as bitingly brilliant as any grand past master of opera and story teller combined - you stop and you learn to observe - polished without losing rawness - a relief from the facile current musical noise

  3. Pamela Barnes

    I don't know another artist that can tell a story with a song like Paul Simon. These song, lyrics are so great, as all his songs have been for you Paul Simon keep going.

  4. Fred Herbert

    Dude keep up with uploading whole albums please. Of all genres. Will attract more people

  5. Rose Redit

    Only those who understand the frequency generated here can and will feel the magic. I for one am very grateful.

  6. Rachel Kim

    Paul. Simon..thank u so much..
    I went this musical..the best music.!~

    I wanna marry you..would you marry me? hohoho?

  7. Parsleyrose

    My favorite thing about Paul Simon is just how incredibly diverse he is in his work. He writes in so many different genres, and every piece of work is brilliant. Doo-Wop and rock and roll, to folk music, to folk-rock, to Jazz/Soul, to Pop, to South African Jive music, to theatrical Latin music, to softer more introspective music, to Harry Partch style music, with a capella groups and social commentary throughout. It's a shame so many people only listen to the repetitive shallow garbage spewed out all over the media nowadays.

  8. al5353al5353

    So far ahead of it's time as to be timeless.

  9. Kaiden's adventure

    love it hes a genius

  10. Adream withinadream

    "Stranger to Stranger" is a new album from Paul Simon (in the middle of 2016). You can find several songs from it here on youtube.. "The Werewolf", "Wristband", "Cool Papa Bell" and the song with Dion called "New York Is My Home". It doesn't sound like this.. But you might like it anyway.

  11. Edward Winters

    This could've been another Westside Story.

  12. Edward Winters

    Paul is brilliant.  Have been a fan for forty something years.

  13. Rich Lo

    Marc Anthony rocked it.

  14. Zoomatic

    I will NEVER love any artist more then Paul Simon. EVERY SINGLE SONG he makes and or co-writes, is nothing short of PURE gold.

    Tamar De jager

    Esroh Roivas hoi

  15. Edmundo De Peder

    Mos underrated item. Such a Masterpiece!!!!

  16. Newsboy 1956

    One of the most underrated albums Paul ever released. The Play was pulled quickly from Broadway, would have loved to have seen it.

  17. Americaalove111

    i love this song(L)

  18. mac104925

    Paul Simon is the king. So versatile. Great lyrics, great composition, great song.


    Great Do-wop!