New York City Blues lyrics
Life and death in an alleyway,
Just a heartbeat away from a man
Who's learned to turn his head away
From the pain that drains the land.
Harlem' not too far from here;
You can smell the garbage, feel the fear.
I hear they're going to build a skyscraper there,
As if we didn't need the extra air.
New York City Blues
In order to win, you've got to lose.
Old before your time;
The dirt and the grime get into everything.
And the papers love to say
It's the meanest town in the USA.
But I think it's okay,
It's the town I make my home.
On another side of Park Avenue
Respectable folks don't know;
Hungry eyes take in the view
Of the world that lays them low.
Too many years on a welfare line;
The old song and dance time after time
You can only get so pushed around
Until you want to tear the damm thing down.
New York City blues...
Part of these releases
New York City Blues Video
for submitting the lyrics.
Correct these lyrics
Comments on New York City Blues
Submit your thoughts
These comments are owned by whoever posted them. This lyrics site is not responsible for them in any way.
© to the lyrics most likely owned by either the publisher () or
the artist(s) (Neil Sedaka) which produced the music or artwork. Details