New York
by U2

Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
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  • This song is about how the city of New York is filled with confusion, doubt, sin, and many different ethnic groups. Despite all this, the people there wouldn't live anywhere else: "I thought I heard you whispering 'come away child'. New York, New York." >>
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    Bill - Johnstown, PA

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  • Peter from Howard Beach, NyThe other meaning of this song is about an immigrant from Europe and came to New York and when he started living their he herd and saw many things that were diffrent in New York then the country he had left.
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