Song Lyric Sunday – New

Today’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt from Helen Vahdati is “New”. I have chosen something from one of my favorite present day artists, Alicia Keys. it is her anthem, New York. I hope you enjoy it.

Lyrics - New York

Ooh, New York
Ooh, New York
 
Grew up in a town
That is famous as a place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud
There are sirens all around
And the streets are mean
If I can make it here
I could make it anywhere
That's what they say
Seeing my face in lights
Or my name in marquees found down on
Broadway
 
Even if ain't all it seems
I got a pocket full of dreams
 
Baby, I'm from New York!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York!
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York!
(New York, New York, New York)
 
On the avenue
There ain't never a curfew, ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot
On the corner selling rock
Preachers pray to God
Hail a gipsy cab
Takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Someone sleeps tonight
With a hunger for more then an empty fridge
 
I'm going to make it by any means
I got a pocket full of dreams
 
Baby I'm from New York!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York!
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York!
(New York, New York, New York)
 
One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty
No place in the world that can compare
Put your lighters in the air
Everybody say
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
 
New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York!
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York!

  13 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – New

  1. December 30, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Baby I’m from New York! Great choice Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      So that’s where your humor comes from! I should have known 🙂 It’s my favorite city after London 👍

      • December 30, 2018 at 1:10 pm

        I like London, except for the weather and the food.

      • Christine Bolton
        December 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm

        I guess you haven’t eaten there in a long time. Maybe Dickens time?! 🙂 Lol! I agree with you on the weather 🤣

  2. December 30, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Great song.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 30, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Yes, I love it! 🙂

  3. December 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I love this song!!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Oh me too. 🙂

  4. December 30, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I love her voice and this song is every bit as good at New York New York. Great choice, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I have to look at the rest of the submissions. I’m sure someone picked New York, New York!

      • December 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

        I’m almost to the end of the list and haven’t seen it yet…

      • Christine Bolton
        December 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

        No way! How strange!

  5. December 31, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Excellent choice – love her voice! 😊

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