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    "New York" Lyrics


    Genre:Alternative, Rock
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    In New York freedom looks like too many choices
    In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices
    Voices on the cell phone
    Voices from home
    Voices of the hard sell
    Voices down the stairwell
    In New York, just got a place in New York

    In New York summers get hot well into the hundreds
    You can walk around the block without a change of clothing
    Hot as a hair dryer in your face
    Hot as handbag and a can of mace
    New York, I just got a place in New York
    New York, New York

    In New York you can forget, forget how to sit still
    Tell yourself you will stay in
    But it's down to Alphaville

    New York, New York, New York
    New York, New York, New York

    The Irish have been coming here for years
    Feel like they own the place
    They got the airport, city hall, concrete, asphalt, they even got the police
    Irish, Italians, Jews and Hispanics
    Religious nuts, political fanatics in the stew
    Living happily not like me and you
    That's where I lost you...New York

    New York, New York
    New York, New York

    In New York I lost it all to you and your vices
    Still I'm staying on to figure out my mid life crisis
    I hit an iceberg in my life
    But you know I'm still afloat
    You lose your balance, lose your wife
    In the queue for the lifeboat

    You got to put the women and children first
    But you've got an unquenchable thirst for New York

    New York, New York
    New York, New York

    In the stillness of the evening
    When the sun has had its day
    I heard your voice a-whispering
    Come away child

    New York, New York
    This song was submitted on January 23rd, 2005 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul Hewson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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