I want to see New York before i die
But i don't know if i will
I've seen the television pictures and they've never looked so real
And i know that time won't wait for me

Well people round here they've started looking at me strange
Like a monkey in a hat
And all i hear is that men keep screaming 'sing another song'
But I just want to see New York before i die

But all these good ideas - they never come to all that much i know
So raise a glass to liberty and let it go

So find me some place i don't feel like furniture
And shift these feet from where i stand
When all these fireworks have all burned themselves to death
They just feel lonely and look the same

The pretty girls round here accept all major credit cards
I guess thats why they never look at me
And I know i'll fare no better down on 1st and 42
I just want to see New York before i die

And all these good ideas - they never come to all that much i know
So raise a glass to liberty and let it go
Let it go
Let it go

These names and places they don't mean a thing to me
I've never seen them for myself
And i know a song about some old place on 23rd street
You can't tell me that it doesnt sound cool as hell

Well all my friends jumped ship and they hit America
But i never dreamed of Hollywood for me
And the president may well be some maniac whose trying to kill us all
Still I have hope to see New York before i die

And all these big ideas - they never come to all that much i know
So raise a glass to liberty and let it go
Raise a glass to liberty and let it go
Raise a glass to liberty and let it go


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