I'm sick of electronic fingers
And voices through receivers
Give me hands

I'm sick of neurotic picture-makers
And heady confrontation
Give me heart

Oh

I'm through with electronic letters
And too many vices
Give me help

I'm through with love with picture-makers
and New York City
Fuck off

Oh

Run, run, run, run, run that town
We run, run, run, run, run that town
Run, run, run, run, run me down
You run, run, run, run, run me down
Run me down

I'm over cigarettes burned to the filters
And cold that hurts my fingers
Give me gloves

I'm over lonely picture-makers
Who scatter their hearts
Give me guts

Oh

I'm through with lonely conversations
And heartfelt contradictions
Give me grace

I'm through with tragic picture-makers
And optimistic suckers
Fuck off

Oh

Run, run, run, run, run that town
We run, run, run, run, run that town
Run, run, run, run, run me down
You run, run, run, run, run me down

Run, run, run, run, run that town
We run, run, run, run, run that town
Run, run, run, run, run me down
You run, run, run, run, run me down
Run me down

I'm sick of electronic fingers
And voices through receivers
Give me hands

I'm sick of neurotic picture-makers
And heady confrontation
Give me heart

I'm over cigarettes burned to the filters
And cold that hurts my fingers
Give me gloves

I'm over lonely picture-makers
Who scatter their hearts
Give me some fucking guts

Oh


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New York City Fuck Off song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThe entire jist of the song is summed up well with "I'm through, I'm over and I'm done!" The meat of the song, however, is more to do with electronic cold pictures of something that never existed and never will and feeling weary and worn down by it all...her resignation declares "fuck off" which I believe is quite suitable for such circumstances, no? Yes.
    driftingdreameron May 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, wa'oh, wa'oh...forgot to meantion how remarkable is it that when she sings "you run me down" can have two meanings. The careful and slow weathering of a life by carefully and slowly following every possible path they could take. You will run them into the ground by following ever so closely. I like also how she subsitutes her cold with guts instead of gloves in that she will cover her cold with the bravery to competely walk away after the warmth has been denied. However, she remains cold to whatever. It takes guts to turn away and she realizes that, FINALLY!
    driftingdreameron May 31, 2012   Link
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    General CommentYes, I agree with all of the above!
    driftingdreameron July 09, 2012   Link

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