She says, "You can't stay a saint
That long in the city"
You laugh at the thought
On the the elevator down

You're just a phone call away
You're placing a big blind bet
On the underdog
And though it's a stretch
You believe when you're against the odds
And on your feet

With you at your best
And promises kept
She'd rather stay here with you
On the laziest afternoons with you

Lost in Pacific Time
With the sound of a dial tone
Let the memories count the miles
And never be forgotten

You woke to the screech
Of the wheels on a runway
An ocean of praise on a stage
The songs of your love
Fall to your knees

With you at your best
This is all you've got left
She'd rather stay here with you
On the laziest afternoons with you

Lost in Pacific Time
With the sound of a dial tone
Let the memories count the miles
And never be forgotten
When hearts hang on the line
And all that you fear has happened
Let the memories count the miles
And never be forgotten

Was it something that you said
Something that you did
To make you leave her here alone?
Was it something that you said
Something that you did
To make her leave you here?
Don't leave me here alone

Lost in Pacific Time
With the sound of a dial tone
Let the memories count the miles
And never be forgotten
When hearts hang on the line
And all that you fear has happened
Let the memories count the miles
And never be forgotten


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New York (Saint in the City) song meanings
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    General Comment<3 love the part of
    "Let the memories count the miles
    And never be forgotten"
    jjl&ammfon September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song feels like it's about William's other half and daughter - "She'd rather stay here with you on the laziest afternoons with you" - she's staying at home with her daughter, while William is away on tour etc - "Lost in Pacific Time with the sound of a dial tone" - telephone contact - "Was it something that you said something that you did to make you leave her here alone?" - this seems like he is almost talking to himself, I'm not sure.

    Maybe I'm reading too far into it, but it's such a beautiful song.
    konstantineson November 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit feels like the belief of lost hope, possible lost love- ultimately some sort of lost of potential
    "You're just a phone call away
    You're placing a big blind bet
    On the underdog
    And though it's a stretch
    You believe when you're against the odds"

    it feels that they've lost something- the couple
    "To make you leave her here alone?"
    "To make her leave you here?"

    i love how he twists these views, from the male to female
    and then himself

    "Don't leave me here alone"

    sunriseoverseasisteron November 21, 2009   Link

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