Shirley Horn – Summer (Estaté)
Night breeze rustles summer leaves
Quiet rivers sleep
In the spring I dreamt of you;
Summer came and I fell in love with you;
By the fall I would have died for you.
I swore on the heavens and the angels
That my heart belonged to you.
In the darkest tunnel my light would have found you;
If only we could have made it through the winter.
Oh, what summers we’ve spent together New York! Your city nights are vibrant and bustling with life. Your bright lights intrigue my sense of sight, and capture my imagination! I will take a stroll through central park in the warmth of the sun, and enjoy the vastness of the lush greenery. I will taste of your expansive cuisine and drink to my heart’s delight! I will walk the city blocks and recapture the fond memories of the past. I will leave the cares of the world behind, and jump on the 2 line, to look down on familiar city streets and reminisce. O New York, you are the city that I truly miss! Let me immerse myself in your culture and find myself again; being with you in the summer is like reconnecting with an old and trusted friend.