New York, New York

Album: Gold (2001)
Charted: 53
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  • Well, I shuffled through the city on the 4th of July
    I had a firecracker waiting to blow
    Breakin' like a rocket who was makin' its way
    To the cities of Mexico
    Lived in an apartment out on Avenue A
    I had a tar-hut on the corner of 10th
    Had myself a lover who was finer than gold
    But I've been broken up and busted up since

    And love don't play any games with me, anymore
    Like she did before
    The world won't wait, so I better shake
    That thing right out there through the door
    Hell, I still love you, New York

    Found myself a picture that would fit in the folds
    Of my wallet and it stayed pretty good
    Still amazed I didn't lose it on the roof of the place
    When I was drunk and I was thinking of you
    Every day the children they were singing their tunes
    Out on the streets and you could hear from inside
    Used to take the subway up to Houston and 3rd
    I would wait for you and I'd try to hide

    And love won't play any games with me, anymore
    If you don't want it to
    The world won't wait and I watched you shake
    But honey, I don't blame you
    Hell, I still love you, New York

    I remember Christmas in the blistering cold
    In a church on the upper west side
    Babe, I stood there singing, I was holding your arm
    You were holding my trust like a child
    Found a lot of trouble out on Avenue be
    But I tried to keep the overhead low
    Farewell to the city and the love of my life
    At least we left before we had to go

    And love won't play any games with me, anymore
    If you don't want 'em to
    So we better shake this old thing out the door
    I'll always be thinkin' of you Writer/s: HANS FLORIAN ZIMMER, WILLIAM ADAMS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Gene from Frederick, MdI'm addicted to Ryan Adam's music, the more you listen the more you realize he might be the most underrated singer/songwriter of the last 20 years. Two, Fix It, Peaceful Valley, Please do Not Let Me Go, Nightbirds...all of them and more are so well arrange and so beautifully sung. A ton of his free concerts on internet archive, check it out.
  • Dylan from Port Orange, FlI'm more of a Red Sox fan myself.
  • Eric from Milltown, Inryan adams is great. this song keeps me chill. i have yet to find a song by him i didn't like.
  • Kieran from Essex, EnglandI heard that when a fan requested "Summer of 69" he immediately stopped playing and told the offender to leave the gig but the fan refused so, not wanting to back down, Ryan Adams offered to refund the entry fee
  • Kathryn from Portland , OrApparently Ryan Adams does not respond well when confused with Bryan Adams. At one of his concerts, a confused fan yelled out a request to play "Summer of 69" and Ryan Adams threw a tantrum, destroyed his guitar, and replied, "My name isn't f*cking Bryan Adams!"

    Oh well, I guess it would upset me too to be confused with the dude who sang, "Everything I do, I do it for you."
  • Erica from Illinois, IlRyan Adams is the best singer in the universe. His voice is truly amazing, his music is truly amazing...just everything. And "New York, New York" is just such a great true Americana song. I don't think Adams could've done better on this one. And whenever I get down about 9-11, I know I can always play this song. 10 stars to Adams on this one. He couldn't have done better.
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