I have gone to New York City
I don't know when I'll be back
Is someone here in New York City?
I'll plant my feet and wipe away my tracks

Strike up the band, cue the player piano
Watch it play without a hand
See, I'm the jack of all trades
But I'm just a one trick pony in this blue moon masquerade
And if there's someone here in this god forsaken town
Won't you hit the ground running with me?
Sometimes the sun will rise on you
Sometimes the sun goes down on me
Sometimes the sun goes down on me

So I have gone to New York City
I don't know when I'll be back
There's someone here in New York City
We'll plant our feet and wipe away our tracks

You're the slap on my wrist and the lethal injection
I'm the guillotine and I've got stories all around
Look you Cinderellas, life's a little harder
That crazy midnight sound has got you hanging upside down
But silent clocks refuse to let me know that time's dramatic
It's putting on a show and I am forced to sit
And watch it dance around me
So as you sit here biding time, the writing's on the wall for me
I know that time runs out on me

I have gone to New York City
I don't know when I'll be back
There's no one left in New York City
But I've burned my bridges, there's no going back

(Instrumental Break)

I wrote a love song on this dollar bill
And I put it in the basket when it came down my way
There's the Holy Ghost the stranger
There's the Holy Ghost familiar
I just want you to tell me who is who with your glory sway
But I'm worried, terrified, I'm shaking in my skin
I won't be going out in style
While the sun will shine on you
I know the sun goes down on me
I know the sun goes down on me
I know the sun goes down on me


Lyrics submitted by jw1293

Manhattan Blues song meanings
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