"New York City" as written by and John Lennon....
People say we got it made
Don't they know we're so afraid
We're afraid to be alone
Everybody got to have a home

Just a boy and a little girl
Trying to change the whole wide world
The world is just a little town
Everybody trying to put us down

I don't expect you, to understand
After you caused so much pain
But then again, you're not to blame
You're just a human, a victim of the insane

We're afraid of everyone
Afraid of the sun
The sun will never disappear
But the world may not have many years

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"New York City" as written by John Winston Lennon

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    General CommentThis is a fantastic rocker. A great riff that unfortunately is diminished by John's uneven lyrics. The last verse is the best and the rest sound a trifle forced. It's autobiographical which is probably its biggest downfall. No one else will ever do this song because the lyrics limit it to the individual. But it is a frothingly good rocker if you try not to get too into the lyrics.
    Tweezeon February 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWHAT THE HELL!!!!
    i think this song is proof that John Lennon was infeact insane
    awsomo3000on June 21, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentNo, John Lennon was a genius. I just don't know what happened here. But why not? Not all songs have GREAT meanings!
    handsdown4dbeatleson June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGenuises can be crazy. In fact I beleive it makes you smarter. Ooh look a monkey...
    rooze1992on September 13, 2006   Link

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