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    "My Love Is In New York" Lyrics

    Black 47

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    Joined the service out of school in the year of '69
    When the Doors were ridin' on the storm, Hendrix was alive
    And before I could blink an eye, I was sent to Vietnam
    To teach them people democracy
    Jesus, what a laugh.

    All across the highlands, we moved in single file
    Lookin' for them Vietcong, I musta crawled a 1000 miles
    But I'd only one thought on me mind,
    'Twas your eyes of emerald green
    My love is in New York, oh she's the only one for me

    I learned to smoke the opium pipe, I learned it all too well
    Coz when the shells are bangin' in your ears
    It stops that livin' hell
    Then one night 6 months later
    While in the DMZ
    Me own dear U.S. Air Force blew the hell right out of me

    Still I loved my country
    I saluted the old flag
    When you're a boy from Woodside, Queens
    You give it all you have
    'Cause I knew you'd be there waitin'
    With your eyes of emerald green
    My love is in New York and she's the only one for me

    But when I got sent home at last, they jeered and spat at me
    They called me a fascist, said I was the enemy
    I could've put up with all of that
    'Twas no big thing to me
    But you killed me with one look of disgust
    From those emerald greens

    Now I sit down here on Broadway, this pavement is me home
    The war is long forgotten, for those who stayed at home
    And I wish I had me opium pipe
    To stop that livin' hell
    That's goin' on inside me head, I wish it all so well
    And the Doors still ride by on the storm
    Hendrix hides from Joe
    I should be history around here but where else is there to go
    Coz I know you're out there somewhere,
    With your eyes of emerald green
    My love is in New York, oh she's the only one for me
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Laurence T Kirwan.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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