"Back to Manhattan" as written by and Norah Jones....
I'll go back to Manhattan,
As if nothing ever happened.
When I cross that bridge,
It'll be as if this don't exist.
Have a prince who is waiting,
And a kingdom downtown.
I'll go back to Manhattan,
As if nothing ever happened

Don't have to speak at all.
One look in your eyes,
And I won't have to fall,
Don't have to speak at all.

Brooklyn holds you
And holds my heart too.
What a fool I was to think
I could live in both worlds.

Don't have to speak at all.
One look in your eyes,
And I won't have to fall,
Don't have to speak at all.

I should go back to Manhattan,
It's just a train ride away.
I know nothing about leaving,
But I know I should do it today.


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"Back to Manhattan" as written by Norah Jones

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    General CommentI love this song...it applies to where I'm at right now. To me it's about a girl who has this "picture perfect" life with one guy (and I think the lyrics are posted incorrectly; I think from what I hear and what I see on other sites it should be "I've a prince who is waiting in a kingdom downtown) but she's met up with this other guy in Brooklyn, or basically someone who is totally different and new from the guy she is with: he's risky, he's passionate and he makes her feel alive. She thinks she can act like nothing happened with him, like things can go back to normal with the guy she's with, but she realizes that this other guy has a hold of her, and what a fool she is to think she can live in both worlds. She has to decide what she wants. She knows she should go back to her life with her boyfriend, it seems like it should be so easy - it's what makes sense; but she's struggling to do so because of what she feels for the other guy. Just my two cents. :)
    jmw427on December 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell, it's about being stuck between two worlds, two guys, am I right Norah?
    marta90529on December 01, 2015   Link

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