Rickie Lee Jones

Summertime and everything is sweet

Walking barefoot to the circle k

On the burning street

Summertime and everything's on fire

This town is a drive-by for the

Whole inland empire

But down on the boulevard

They take it very hard

But it's alright, it's OK

I was going to move out of here anyway

Don't look at me, I've got nothing to say

Countdown to ecstasy

They are very rich, those boys uptown

They got so much now they wanna

Let it trickle down

La la la la la la

Summertime and everything is chill

Cops and gangsters cruising

Everybody's dressed to kill

Summertime and everything is cool

In the halfway house for sex offenders

By the school

They're laughing, they're dancing

They're calling everyone

Step right up, don't be shy

Buy a second chance

You need a favor?

I got a guy

Who can buy you a second chance...

But it's alright with me

If they lock you up

Then I can be free

Six of you

Half a dozen of me

So count down...

Alright, OK,

I was gonna move out of there anyway

Don't look at me

I've got nothing to say

As you countdown to ecstasy

Countdown to ecstasy


Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Rickie Lee Jones is a singer songwriter whose style leans on jazz and pop/R&B timing and personification.

Jones settled in LA at the age of nineteen, doing the classic waiting tables stuff until she landed a recording contract with Warners. ... Read More