done heatin’ already where the man
tellin’ me the mercury’s out of hand
heat wave shimmies off a blacktop street
you better keep movin’ or you’ll burn your feet

somethin’ ’bout the sun when it’s beatin’ down
makes a young man’s head start spinnin’ around
the old man smiles ’cause he knows this town’s
heatin’ up
heatin’ up

the girls and guys on the drag downtown
radio up and the rag-top down
heatin’ up
pool hall boys all drop their cues
runnin’ outside cause they’re feeling the dew
heatin’ up

the sweat starts smokin’ with little hot drops
from the cut-off jeans and the halter tops
it’s startin’ now and it ain’t gonna stop
heatin’ up
heatin’ up
(here we go)
(HARP & NATIONAL STEEL SOLO)

(ha, lower, ha ha ha ha)
sun is sinkin’ but it’s too late now
the juke-joint crowd just can’t cool down
heatin’ up
the dance floor’s shaking from the heavy beat
steam cloud rising from the potter’s wheel
heatin’ up

some are gonna love and some are gonna fight
as the hell fire burns through the summer night
and it all starts over in the mornin’ light
heatin’ up
heatin’ up
heatin’ up
heatin’ up
(shhh! - yeah)