Native New Yorker

Album: Odyssey (1977)
Charted: 5 21
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  • Runnin' pretty, New York City girl (twenty-five, thirty-five)
    Hello, baby, New York City girl

    You grew up ridin' the subways, running with people
    Up in Harlem, down on Broadway
    You're no tramp, but you're no lady, talkin' that street talk
    You're the heart and soul of New York City

    And love, love is just a passing word
    It's the thought you had in a taxi cab that got left on the curb
    When he dropped you off and he stated firm

    Oh, oh, oh (oh, oh, oh)
    You're a native New Yorker
    You should know the score by now (you should know by now)
    You're a native New Yorker

    (New York, ooh, ooh, ooh)

    Music plays, everyone's dancin' closer and closer
    Makin' friends and findin' lovers
    There you are lost in the shadows, searchin' for someone (searchin' for someone)
    To set you free from New York City

    And, whoa, where did all those yesterdays go
    When you still believed love could really be like a Broadway show
    You are the star, win the applause

    Oh, oh, oh (oh, oh, oh)
    You're a native New Yorker
    No one opens the door
    For a native New Yorker

    (Runnin' pretty, New York City girl)

    Where did all those yesterdays go
    When you still believed love could really be like a Broadway show
    You're the star

    You're a native New Yorker
    You should know the score by now
    You're a native New Yorker

    You should know the score, you should know the score by now
    You're a native New Yorker, oh, oh, oh (native, native, native, native New Yorker)
    You're a native New Yorker

    You're a native New Yorker
    You should know the score (native, native, native, native New Yorker)
    You're a native New Yorker

    What you waitin' for, no one opens the door (you're a native New Yorker)
    For a native, for a native New Yorker Writer/s: Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer
    Publisher: MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • AnonymousI really still like the song and I pray they are well
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 7th 1978, Odyssey performed "Native New Yorker" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Two months and one day earlier on November 6th, 1977 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on February 12th it peaked at #21 (for 2 weeks) and spent 19 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, #6 on the R&B Singles chart, and #5 in the United Kingdom...
    The group had one other record, "Weekend Lover", make the Top 100, it peaked #57...
    R.I.P. group member Lillian Lopez Jackson (1935 - 2012).
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