"Manhattan From the Sky" as written by and Kate Elizabeth Voegele....
Baby, what ya doing today
What are you doing later?
I don't know my way through a maze
Of gray skyscrapers
But I'm willing to learn

If you want me to, I'll stay just where I am
But I promise just to follow where I land
You can take my word
For that

You are my Manhattan from the sky
You look so neat and tidy when I'm way up high
But I know your streets are lined with a fine mess inside
I wanna come down and walk around your mind

Daisies, once upon an old daydream
That's what you gave me
Out on the corner of Broadway and 48th street
On a rainy afternoon

Well I could start discovering your world
And I would make a damn good city girl
Things would start to bloom
I'm sure

You are my Manhattan from the sky
You look so neat and tidy when I'm way up high
But I know your streets are lined with a fine mess inside
I wanna come down and walk around your mind

I know you want me to see it; don't lie to me
So why you gotta go be so shy to me?
I ain't buying the false anxiety
Let your fortress fall

What is it gonna take to get you there?
If fear was money, you'd be a millionaire
All alone in a leather swivel chair
Counting stacks of gold

You are my Manhattan from the sky
You look so neat and tidy when I'm way up high
But I know your streets are lined with a fine mess inside
I wanna come down and walk around

You are my Manhattan from the sky
You look so neat and tidy when I'm way up high
But I know your streets are lined with a fine mess inside
I wanna come down and walk around your mind


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"Manhattan from the Sky" as written by Kate Elizabeth Voegele

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    General CommentHere's what Kate had to say about the song---"I was sitting in the window seat...and looking down and it was this beautiful clear day and you could see the little island of Manhattan and it was so like just this little like a Lego piece and it was just really cool to me and it kind of occurred to me that there was such a difference between what Manhattan looks like from the window of a plane compared to what it looks like when you're in the middle of Time Square with all the lights and the cabs and the people and the crazy rush of the city. And that sort of contrast reminded me of what its like when you really want to get to know somebody new and you're totally intrigued by them they seem really interesting but on the outside they look all neat and tidy. But then you know once you get to know them you'll know all their little quirks, everything kinda that gets to them, what they love and who they hate. And there's so much to get to know about people and there's such a difference between the two. So there's kinda that parallel so that's sort of like the metaphor that inspired this song."

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    cutehorsechick75on June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really 100% on what the song means but here's what I got.... she knows that even though he looks like he's all together that he really does have some issues. Seems like trust issues from what I can tell. But she still wants to know him, even though he's not as perfect as he might seem. But idk if that's right.

    I can't wait for her album to come out!
    ClarinetDreameron April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutley love this song!!! Love the "Daises" verse. So what Annabeth Chase what sing Percy Jackson (if you are a Percy fan!)!!!! I am a Manhattan kinda girl (although I live Texas and have never been North of Oklahoma) so this song suits me. Love you, Kate! Keep up the good work!
    smartykat37on May 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI love this song!!!
    its about how she likes someone for his looks, but she knows that looks arent everything, but she wants to get to know him. i think almost anyone can relate. =)
    blueskies1on April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOTH =]
    Karishmaxon May 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really understand what this song means but its so beautiful!!!!!!!!
    cutehorsechick75on June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment Hey*
    I will not comment mux on this song, i just wanted to say that I LOVE this song as well as all from her albums. Kate rokx! Amazing voice, powerful lyrics! I'm amazed with her! :) I'm totally a fan of hers now!
    Dynahon August 15, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI agree with ClarinetDreameron

    What I've understood is that they have been getting to know each other and trust issues arise, mostly from the guy's part. Towards the bridge you would notice she's raising her voice, telling him not be shy and just to be honest and to say / express how he feels. Obviously he's afraid of rejection and is having anxiety attacks but she wishes he would just let it all go and just get to know each other and see where it takes them.

    That's why I love this song ! ;)
    elenahitomon February 05, 2013   Link

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