"New Amsterdam" as written by and Francis Healy....
New York, New York,
Good bye girl

And they meet
On Bleecker Street
Or the Park that is Central

Oh no
I watched the sun go down
Down down beneath the ground

And it's a new day,
It's a new dawn,
In New Amsterdam.

The stranger in the moonlight,
Looks stranger in the moonlight

And they meet
On Bleecker Street
Or the Park that is Central
Oh no

I watched the sun go down
Down down beneath the ground
And it's a new day,
It's a new dawn,
In New Amsterdam.

And we meet
On Bleecker Street
Or the Park that is Central
Oh no

I watched the sun go down
Down down beneath the ground
And it's a new day,
It's a new dawn,
In New Amsterdam.


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"New Amsterdam" as written by Francis Healy

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    General Commentthe song is called New Amsterdam because it was the name of New York when it was founded in the 17th century.

    the song starts with a list of famous names, each one directly related to New York city:

    - Jean-Michel Basquiat was a famous graffiti artist in New York;
    - Francois Truffaut was a famous French film maker and wrote an article which attacked the current state of French films which was published by a New York publisher (Simon & Schuster);
    - Bob Dylan started is (superb) career by playing in a music venue called "Cafe Wha?" situated between Bleecker Street and West 3rd Street;
    - Robert de Niro was born in New York.
    migalon May 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's called BLEECKER street...
    needles1976on April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats with the namechecking? "robert zimmerman.. etc"
    (dylan)
    coldfirealexon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell bleecker street, central park, and the names of the people and whatnot are associated with new york...

    so whys it called new amsterdam?
    tricksinesson August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits called new amsterdam because thats what new york used to be called before it was called...well new york!!
    sikershon August 29, 2007   Link

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