Riding To New York

Album: Whispers (2014)
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  • Well, I met him in Minnesota
    He was dark and overcast
    With long, grey hair and eyes that stared
    Through me like I was glass
    I asked "Where are you going to?"
    He said, "I'm the wind I'm just blowing through."
    He lit up a cigarette and began to talk

    "See the doctors told me that my body won't hold me
    My lungs are turning black
    Been a lucky strike's fool since I was at school
    And there ain't no turning back
    They can't tell me how long I've got
    Maybe months but maybe not
    I'm taking this bike and riding to New York

    'Cause I wanna see my grand-daughter one last time
    Wanna hold her close and feel her tiny heartbeat next to mine
    Wanna see my son and the man he's become
    Tell him I'm sorry for the things I've done
    And I'd do it if I had to walk
    I'm taking this bike and riding to New York

    Through the forests of Wisconsin that I knew as a boy
    Past the sky line of Chicago
    Round the lakes of Illinois
    I lay my head in a motel bed where my back is sore and my eyes turn red
    Listen to the trucks roll past my door
    Through the fields of Ohio as the sunshine paints them gold
    I run just like a river runs, rapid, quick and cold
    And fly through Pennsylvania and the Jersey turnpike tolls
    And I won't stop 'til I get to New York

    'Cause I wanna see my grand-son one last time
    Wanna see his eyes sparkling and stare back into mine
    Now my time is shorter
    I wanna see my daughter
    Tell her all the things that I should have taught her
    And I'd do it if I had to walk
    Oh, I'm taking this bike I'm riding to New York

    And I'd go up to the churchyard one last time
    Lay flowers down for the woman who gave me the best years of my life
    And I'd do it if I had to walk
    I'd do it if I had to walk
    I'm taking this bike and riding to New York" Writer/s: Michael David Rosenberg
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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