Summer Alone in New York City

by The Taoist Cowboys

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price



Song free to download. Just click "Buy Now" and put in 0.

Recorded by Kevin Crothers. Mixed and mastered by Bryan Lay.
Bob McCluskey - Vocals, Guitar.
Scott Carpenter - Guitar.
Brad Deaton - Bass.
Jeff Bills - Drums.


When I call your name, Babe.
I feel the sadness.
I long for happiness, and to see you in your dress.

Walkin' down a sidestreet.
I thought I saw Lou Reed.
Pen and paper in his hand.
Bayonets sticking out of his raybans.

Thought I saw my Mommy.
Thought I saw my Daddy.
Down in town at the Fish Market.
But they're only in my mind.

In the middle of the summer.
I thought I saw Graham Parker.
In a sequined parka.
Squeezing out sparks like a sparkler.

Thought I saw Ace Frehley.
Riding in a taxi.
With a wicked woman by his side saying, "Where are we?"

When I think of your name, Sugarpop.
I feel the sadness.
I long for hapiness.
And to see you, see in your dress.

All the way from Ireland.
Thought I saw Van the Man.
Looking for a Jelly Roll.
But bagels are all they sold.

There's more bands than people here.
There's more actors than actors here.
And nobody speaks English here.
I stole that line cause Tom's not here.
He's with the kids in Disneyland.
He's the only rock actor I can stand.

I want to think I see you.

And I go up and kiss her, until i realized...


released July 1, 2015



all rights reserved


The Taoist Cowboys Knoxville, Tennessee

The Taoist Cowboys were a garage band based in the heart of Fort Sanders in Knoxville, TN circa 1988-1992. Bob McCluskey was the principle songwriter and played guitar. Fellow guitarist Scott Carpenter also wrote songs as did bassist Brad Deaton. Jeff Bills played drums. ... more

contact / help

Contact The Taoist Cowboys

Streaming and
Download help