It's a song I wrote for no one and no one's gonna hear
Cause I'd sooner die than sing it, there ain't nobody here
Followed her from Brooklyn, from Brooklyn where she ran
Breaking hearts, stealing cars, and smoking cigarettes
Well, she's pretty and she's skinny and she hasn't got a clue
That I'd be staring at her coffee as the cup begins to cool

Seen her on the subway, first time I ever did
So I followed her down the street to her apartment
And I sat there until morning just a staring at the door
The air is cool but visions of her hair will keep me warm
Her hair will keep me warm

When she left I snuck across and stuck a note inside her box
It read "my dear, you are so lovely and I'd really love to talk"
When she got home then she read and said "my god, what do you mean?"
I don't know, I just go where my heart leads me

Where my heart leads me
Ooh, where my heart leads me

Well, I should'a known something when she called the police
And I should'a known something when she asked me to leave
But a man just can't give up on the girl he wants to keep

Where my heart leads me
Ooh, where my heart leads me


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Brooklyn song meanings
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    General Commentneva dinova seriosuly rules, more people have to hear this band...
    mulmoon November 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI was told that the line "visions of her hair will keep me warm" comes from one of Hemingway's works. After an extensive google search, I can't find any connection. I wish I was a literature freak so I could see for myself all the literary connections in songs that I normally miss.

    Anyway, "Brooklyn" is a beautiful song about a man following a girl and it seems to me that he hasn't given up even after a restraining order. It makes me chuckle.
    helenripson April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I don't know, I just go where my heart leads me..."

    Best line ever. I can't express my love for this band in words, I wish they would come to Brooklyn so that I could see them.
    marcelloon May 14, 2007   Link

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