Sedaka, Neil - 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's not too far from here,
You can smell the garbage, feel the fear.
I hear they're gonna build a sky-scraper there,
As if we didn't need the extra air.

New York city blues,
In order to win, you gotta 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 OK, it's the town I've made 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 wanna tear the damn thing down.

New York city blues,
In order to win, you gotta 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 OK, it's the town I've made my home.

New York city blues,
In order to win, you gotta 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 OK, it's the town I've made my home.





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  1. Indrawi show

    Memory masa kecil

  2. Artem Shipov

    I love to sing along. Epsecially, the part "it's the meanest town in the USA. But, I think it's ok. It's the town I've made my home".

    Thomas Natoli

    Very well said!

  3. Gerry Simon

    love this guy

  4. Cesar Herrada

    Es un temón ! New York City Blues, de 1,975. Junto con esa filarmónica le da un sonido celestial.

  5. LALO UC

    si la verdad es un artista fantastico con canciones maravillosas !!

    Kenny Dobbins

    What does that mean?

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    @Kenny Dobbins Neil Sedaka is a Great Singer and Song Writer! He's Marvelous & Fantastic! And I Personally, 100% Agree!👍👍 That's Precisely Why Were All Here To Watch & Listen.... Now & Always....🎹🎙🎚🎶🌎🙋🎶🎤👂👍🎶🗽👂👂👀👂👂👁👂👂👁👁👂👂🚫

  6. Alexis eduardo

    TENGO 35 AÑOS PERO ME ENCANTA NEIL SEDAKA ..TIENE CANCIONES MARAVILLOSAS .!!

  7. Janice Fitzy

    totally agree juv perfection.

  8. juv7

    One of the greatist entertainers on the planet pure class no other words Americas best talent ever

  9. monica shrigley

    Brings back some fantastic memories !!