"New York" as written by Angel Haze, Gil Scott Heron and Will Mcnair....
An imitation from New York
You're made in Japan from cheese and chalk
You're hippy tarts hero
'Cause you put on a bad show, you put on a bad show
Oh don't it show

Still out on those pills
Oh do you remember

You think it's swell playing Max's Kansas
You're looking bored and you're acting flash
With nothing in your gut you better

Keep yer mouth shut you
You better keep yer mouth shut
In a rut

Still out on those pills
Do the sambo

Four years on you still look the same
I think about time
You changed your brain
You're just a pile of shit 
You're coming to this 
Ya poor little faggot
You're sealed with a kiss
Kiss me

Think it's swell playing in Japan
When everybody knows Japan is a dishpan
You're just a pile of shit
You're coming to this
You poor little faggot
You're sealed with a kiss

Still out on those pills
Cheap thrills
Anadins Aspros anything
You're condemned to eternal bull-shit
You're sealed with a kiss
Kiss me

A kiss a kiss
You're sealed with a kiss
A looking for a kiss
You're coming to this

I want to kiss
You do just about anything
Oh kiss this
Eh boy


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"New York" as written by Angel Haze, Gil Scott Heron, Will Mcnair

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  • +1
    General Commentignore the E.M.I. at the end...sorry
    spunkykittenon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOther than the input of McLauren the Pistols weren't really inspired by the New York scene; the influences go further back accept for maybe Jones' style. Basically McLauren was always telling them about the NY scene and aggrandized it so much that the band got so sick of it that they wrote this song trashing the scene. It was more like taking a piss on McLauren, which I think is proof for the nay-sayers of the band's independent streak which the even the manager could not often restrain.
    Balleron August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought he was saying "teddy boy" at the end.
    susiehighschoolon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it means like fuck off all of you manufactured bands that are out now. Everybody knows the pistols h8 that shit
    alexk89on May 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about how Sid was such a tit
    walkenon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry phil lynott (from thin lizzy) was irish!
    loyoyoon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah but also check out sad vacation
    nuthins simple expecially not the pistols of whom who greil marcus said draw a line anywhere and the sex pistols are on the other side of it
    also jones saying he ripped off johnny thunders in the filth and the furry is a nice moment
    but still, the dolls never went near as far and were never terrifying nor wierdly gnostic as johnny rotten and i think thats what makes the pistols the pistols and if johnny rotten hated half the people he said he hated he wouldnt be a quarter as funny
    moogfaagon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah but also check out sad vacation
    nuthins simple expecially not the pistols of whom who greil marcus said draw a line anywhere and the sex pistols are on the other side of it
    also jones saying he ripped off johnny thunders in the filth and the furry is a nice moment
    but still, the dolls never went near as far and were never terrifying nor wierdly gnostic as johnny rotten and i think thats what makes the pistols the pistols and if johnny rotten hated half the people he said he hated he wouldnt be a quarter as funny
    moogfaagon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah but also check out sad vacation
    nuthins simple expecially not the pistols of whom who greil marcus said draw a line anywhere and the sex pistols are on the other side of it
    also jones saying he ripped off johnny thunders in the filth and the furry is a nice moment
    but still, the dolls never went near as far and were never terrifying nor wierdly gnostic as johnny rotten and i think thats what makes the pistols the pistols and if johnny rotten hated half the people he said he hated he wouldnt be a quarter as funny
    moogfaagon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the bit he makes a kiss noise :)
    Whatsername1251on April 07, 2005   Link

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