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New York Lyrics

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Sunday Times Exclusive (2001)


The Complete U2 (2004)

Note: U2 has released different versions of most singles in different countries. We are not showing every cover image in this space, just one that's representative of each release.

"New York" (live from Irving Plaza)

"It's important to describe your demons in order to deal with them. I have a side of me that wants to run really fast away from everything you could call home and responsibilities. But I have another side, which is stronger, that draws me towards home and those very same responsibilities. When I'm at work I play out those things...but maybe if I hadn't found Ali and this community of people, then maybe I'm just lazy enough to have surrendered... It's just funnier, that line (about the mid-life crisis). From this character it's believable. It's not an autobiography." - Bono, Q 2001

In New York freedom feels like too many choices
In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices
Voices on the cell phone, voices from home
Voices of the hard sell, down the stairwell
In New York, I got a place in New York

In New York summers get hot, well into the hundreds
You can't walk around the block without a change of clothing
Hot as a hairdryer in your face
Hot as a handbag and a can of mace
New York, I got a place in New York
New York, New York

In New York you can forget, forget how to sit still
Tell yourself you will stay in but it's down to Alphaville

New York, New York, New York
New York, New York
New York, New York

The Irish been coming here for years, feels like they own the place
They got the cab, city hall, airport, asphalt, even got the police
Irish, Italian, Jews and Hispanics, religious nuts, political fanatics
In the stew, living happily not like me and you
That's where I lost her, New York

New York, New York, New York
New York, New York
New York, New York

In New York I lost it all to you and your vices
Still I'm staying on to figure out my midwife crisis
I hit an iceberg in my life but yeah, I'm still afloat
You lose your balance, lose your wife in the queue for the lifeboat
You got to put the women and children first
But you've got an unquenchable thirst
For New York
New York, New York, New York
New York, New York

In the stillness of the evening when the sun has had its day
I thought I heard you whispering 'come away child'
New York, New York
I said ooooo
I say New York

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