New York Song
2008, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.


I went out to New York City,
New York City I was bound.
Made myself at home in Brooklyn,
Then I went out to paint the town.
Caught the L train to Manhattan,
On Broadway I came up for air.
Looked for a Golden Calf to fatten,
That I might find my fortune there.


CHORUS
New York, New York,
Long may your pounding heart keep beating.
New York, New York, inside my head I keep repeating,
Lines from a New York song, lines from a New York song.



From Chinatown to Spanish Harlem,
I walked your crowded streets and saw,
A million hopes and dreams there written,
Across the face of rich and poor.
How many dreams lay torn and shattered?
How many tears would greet the sun?
But as I walked none of that mattered,
New York gives hope to everyone.

CHORUS

One Coney Island boardwalk evening,
I walked by the Atlantic shore.
I thought of all those millions leaving,
Homes they would never see once more.
You took the tired, the huddled masses,
The people yearning to be free.
You took the poor; the war-torn scattered;
And showed them Lady Liberty.

CHORUS

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