"Manhattan Skyline" as written by Pal Waaktaar and Magne (mags) Furuholmen....
We sit and watch umbrellas fly
I'm trying to keep my newspaper dry
I hear myself say
"My boat's leaving now"
So we shake hands and cry
Now I must wave goodbye, wave goodbye
Wave goodbye, wave goodbye
Wave goodbye, wave goodbye

You know
I don't want to cry again
I don't want to cry again
I don't want to say goodbye
I don't want to cry again
I don't want to run away
I don't want to race this pain
I'll never see your face again

Oh but how
How can you say
That I didn't try?
You see things in the depths of my eyes
That may love's run dry
No

We leave to their goodbyes
I've come to depend on the look in their eyes
My blood's sweet for pain
The wind and the rain bring back words of a song
And they say wave goodbye, wave goodbye
Wave goodbye, wave goodbye
Wave goodbye, wave goodbye

But you know
I don't want to fall again
I don't want to look this pain
I don't want another friend
I don't want to try again
I don't want to see you hurt
Don't let me see you hurt
I don't want to cry again
I'll never see your face again

How can you say
That I didn't try?
You know I did
You see things in the depths of my eyes
My love's run dry
I don't want to cry again

So I read to myself
A chance of a lifetime to see new horizons
On the front page
A black and white picture
Of Manhattan skyline


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"Manhattan Skyline" as written by Pal Waaktaar Magne (mags) Furuholmen

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    General CommentHey I can't believe there are so few posts on the best A-ha songs! Sure take-one me is fun, but what about classics like this one?

    I can really feel the anger in this song, the passion against injustice and pain in our lives.

    And the lyrics are awesome, check out 'you see things in the depths of my eyes, that my love's run dry'.

    Cool!
    crywolfon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's an amazing song all right. Romantic, wrenching, and easily among A-ha's finest (along with "Stay on These Roads" and "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.") When the drums kick in and you realize that *that's* how it's going to be, you know you made the right call.
    raffishtenant2on October 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because of how the beginning of the song is so light and sad but then it just kicks up! Beautiful to listen to and amazing lyrics! I agree whole heartedly one of A-Ha's best :)
    sarge331on May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI used to be up at Columbia, New York and left after graduation for Oxford leaving a lot of friends behind. I used to have this on a sheet on my wall: the song is basically about a person moving on to another place and basically being hurt by having to say goodbye to all the various loved ones he has had. So much so that he in the chorus gets angry and say he doesnt want to say goodbyes anymore, doesnt want friends anymore, doesnt want to try again with anyone. Sort of along the lines of Billy Joel's Innocent Man (some people stay far away from the door/ if there is a chance of it openning up...) etc.
    maqsimillionon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with magsimillion, but I often think it's about Norwegians that left Norway in the 1890/1900 for a better future in the States or something along those lines.

    "So I read to myself
    A chance of a lifetime to see new horizons
    On the front page
    A black and white picture of
    Manhattan skyline"

    Great song and great poetry in its lyrics.
    tormentosaon October 07, 2008   Link

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