"New York" as written by Angel Haze, Gil Scott Heron and Will Mcnair....
The days were long and the nights so cold
The pages turn and the tale unfolds
He left me for another lady
She stood so tall and she never slept
There was not one moment he could regret
He left me for another lady

He took my hand one day and told me
He was leaving
Me disbelieving
And I I I I I I I I
Had to let him go

Her name was New York, New York
And she took his heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She had poisoned his sweet mind
Mmmm

The wolves they howled for my lost soul
I fell down a deep black hole
He left me for another lady
She poured the drinks and she poured the power
Diamond girl who could talk for hours
He left me for another lady

Now I am on my own
He told me he was leaving
And I was pleading
And I I I I I I I I
Had to let him go

Her name was New York, New York
And she took his heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She had poisoned his sweet mind

The greatest times
I don't want to hear it
Your new laughter lines
I don't want to hear it
The new found friends she introduced you to
I don't wanna know them I just want to be with you
Please don't make me go to
New York

New York
She took your heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She poisoned your sweet mind

Her name was New York, New York
And she took your heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She had poisoned your sweet mind

She poisoned your sweet mind


Lyrics submitted by annieTLS

"New York" as written by Paloma Faith Jodi Marr

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI assume it's about having to break up because of distance.

    "She stood so tall and she never slept." - Statue of Liberty
    "She poured the drinks and she poured the power." - Well... that's New York...
    "The new found friends she introduced you to." - The friends he's met since he's been away.
    paleosirison December 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song but the chorus is:

    her name was new york

    it's clever she's referring to new york city as the lady her love was leaving for.
    reminds me of my love
    10203040on October 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song :) Suprised it's only had 1 comment but then again it is a new song. Pretty simple what it's about - She's been left for another woman and she doesn't want to know about this other woman or of her relationship with her lover. New york is metaphorical for the woman she's been left for, I think new york has been used as she's trying to say this other woman is new and exciting like new york is. Just my opinion tho ^^
    LRainbowon October 04, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the lady she is referring to is the Statue of Liberty... 'She stood so tall and she never slept.'
    joschon November 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, something like paleosiris: it is not a lady, but he fall in love with the city new york and moved there, now they r not talking much becase of distance
    Kaxxyon May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningPerhaps this song is an antidote to all the songs singing the praises of New York in recent years?

    It seems to me to be about a break up, her lover has gone to New York and decided to stay, and so she laments that New York has poisoned her lover against her. She doesn't want to hear about his new friends and his new life. She even sings "please don't make me go to New York" towards the end.

    Seems she realises that she has to let him go because he has a new life without her and she doesn't want to be a part of it, she just wants him back with her.

    Quite a poignant song for anyone who has lost a lover to the perils of long distance relationships - they make new friends, they have new experiences, and inevitably become different people.
    sazzrahon November 27, 2012   Link

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