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    Grandmaster Melle Mel / Lyrics

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    "New York, New York" Lyrics

    Grandmaster Melle Mel

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    New York New York, big city of dreams
    And everything in New York ain't always what it seems
    You might get fooled if you come from out of town
    But I'm down by law and I know my way around

    Too much, too many people, too much (aha-ha)
    Too much, too many people, too much, Raaah!

    A castle in the sky, one mile high
    Built to shelter the rich and greedy
    Rows of eyes, disguised as windows
    Looking down on the poor and the needy
    Miles of people, marching up the avenue
    Doin? what they gotta do, just to get by
    I'm living in the land of plenty and many
    But I'm damn sure poor and I don't know why

    Too much, too many people, too much
    Too much, too many people, too much!

    A man's on a ledge, says he's gonna jump
    People gather round, said, "He won't he's just a chump"
    ?Cause he lost his job, then he got robbed
    His mortgage is due and his marriage is through
    He says he ain't gonna pay no child support
    Because the bitch left him without a second thought
    He got nothing to eat, no shoes on his feet
    She even left his clothes out in the street
    He keeps hearing noises when he's at home
    He always hears voices when he's all alone
    His wife took the kids, the car and the crib
    In this man's world, so much for Women's Lib

    New York New York big city of dreams
    But everything in New York ain't always what it seems
    You might get fooled if you come from out of town
    But I'm down by law, and I know my way around

    Down in the Village, you might think I'm silly
    But you can't tell the women from the men sometimes
    They're sugar and spice and everything nice
    But when you get ?em home ain't no telling what you find
    Right next door is a little old man
    I seen him eating dog food out of a can
    He says, "I got to eat, when I can't afford meat
    I barely can stand, on my own two feet
    I got a bad habit and I just can't break it
    Something?s on my mind and I just can't shake it
    I need some time, and I want some space
    I gotta get away from the human race?

    Too much, too many people, too much (aha-ha)
    Too much, too many people, too much! Raaah!

    Staring at a skyscraper reaching into heaven
    When over in the ghetto I'm livin' in hell
    Just play ball or be an entertainer
    'Cause niggaz like me can't read too well
    Nobody loves me, nobody cares
    I dreamed about a life but I'm livin' in a nightmare
    Paranoid schizo, set back, snowbound
    Bad news psycho, heart attack, breakdown!

    Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh
    Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh
    Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh
    Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, HUH!

    If only I could sleep just ten more minutes
    I might find the strength to make another day
    If I didn't have to get up and do my thing
    I would probably sleep my whole life away
    I messed up a nice dream, somethin' bout ice cream
    Whipped cream, fruits and a cherry on top
    Now I gotta get up and face the world, huh
    The pressure is on, It ain't never gonna stop
    I sho' gotta learn to use my mind
    I don't want to be kissing nobody's behind
    Just standin' on line lookin' like a jerk
    Gotta get off my butt and do a full day's work
    I ran into a pothole, got into a car crash
    Should?a been thinking and tried to fake whiplash
    A crowd gathered round, they're callin' me fat
    Who you lookin' at with a face like that?

    New York New York big city of dreams
    Everything in New York ain't always what it seems
    You might get fooled if you come from out of town
    But I'm down by law and I know my way around

    On 42nd Street, lookin' for some action
    Women standing on the corner selling satisfaction
    One young punk just leaning on the fence
    Tryin' to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
    Really is a prankster, tried to be a gangster
    Real big wheel when a gun is in his hands
    Just did a stick-up, just got picked up
    One dead punk, killed by the man

    New York New York big city of dreams
    And everything in New York ain't always what it seem
    You might get fooled if you come from out of town
    But I'm down by law and I know my way around

    Too much, too many people, too much (ha ha ha ha)
    Too much, too many people, too much! Huh!

    A baby cries and a mother dies
    And the tears fall from the doctor's eyes
    Because in this room, on this day
    The Good Lord has giveth, and taketh away, huh!
    The gift of life really means a lot
    And in the ghetto your life is all you got
    So you take to the streets, trying to exist
    In the trash and slime of a world like this
    What you watch on TV tells you what life is supposed to be
    But when you look outside the only thing you see
    Is the poverty stricken reality, Heh!
    Abandoned places, angry faces
    Much hate and hunger throughout the races
    You say, "I'm grown and I'm on my own
    So why don't everybody just leave me alone!"
    Now you stay at home, talking on the phone
    Doin' ninety miles an hour in the fifty mile zone
    They never took the time to tell you ?bout sex
    So you had to learn about it in the discotheques
    Nine months later, the baby is there
    And the Nigga that did it said, "I don't care!"
    You don't have enough money to help feed two
    So you have to choose between the baby and you
    The sky was crying, rain and hail
    When you put your baby in the garbage pail
    Then you kissed the kid and put down the lid
    And you tried to forget what you just did, Huh!
    The muffled screams of a dying baby
    Was enough to drive the young mother crazy
    So she ran in the rain trying to ease the pain
    Huh huh, And she drove herself insane

    New York New York big city of dreams
    But everything in New York ain't always what it seem
    You might get fooled if you come from out of town
    But I'm down by law and I know my way around

    Too much, too many people, too much (haha ha ha)
    Too much, too many people, too much! HUH!

    New York New York big city of dreams
    But everything in New York ain't always what it seem
    You might get fooled if you come from out of town
    But I'm down by law and I know my way around

    Too much, too many people, too much (haha ha ha)
    Too much, too many people, too much
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Donald Degrate, Donald Earle De Grate, Edward O. Ferrell II, Joel M Hailey, Richard Cedric Hailey, Dwight Myers.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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