surprise! it's me!
it's drunk, I'm three!
for a couple of hours, the city was my dancefloor
then I wandered around
wondering why you don't love me anymore

surprise! I'm real!
I think and feel!
and I used to be a person in some way
so I can't imagine why I'm wasting quarters on the telephone to say:

I've got new york all to myself!
from the great white way
to little west 12th
from the big blue bridge
to the hudson's swells
I've got new york all to myself

the day is gone, the night is, too
everywhere to go, but nothing to do
I had a lover once, but that fell through
I've got new york, but I ain't got you

got all new york to be lonely in!
got cigarettes, and I've got gin!
and though I feel just like I've got no skin
I've got new york and the winter wind...


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    General Commentsurprise! i'm real!
    i think and feel!

    is my favorite part.
    elleonon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's that point when slightly giddy drunk turns to lovelorn saddness...
    "Got all New York to be lonely in"
    GeorginaMansleyon July 23, 2008   Link

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