Gonna stay out of New York
There's something there that drives me crazy
Gonna stay out of New York
There's something there that bleeds me dry
It gets so bad that I stop breathin'
And then the sun don't wanna shine

There's something wrong with New York
It's a prison without walls
No I won't go back there
I just don't like that place at all
You might call it sophistication
But I say time is runnin' out

I won't go back to New York
There's a darkness all around
No, I just can't handle it
You know that place is gettin' me down
You can say it's sophistication
But I say time is runnin' out

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    Welch really pegged NY a long time ago. Rats nest of libtards.
    2muchjoyon September 24, 2018   Link
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    The song came about after Bob Welch and Fleetwood Mac found New York City too busy for their liking. There wasn't anything political about it but it did point out there was something spiritually wrong about the place they could feel. This came at a time when Welch and his bandmates were going through a transition that didn't come easy. As a songwriter, Welch was deeply sensitive to so many issues that were going around him. That was obvious when he realized his medical condition wasn't going to get any better. In his frame of logic, he thought ending his own life was a better alternative than burdening his life. Little did he know four years later she'd join him in the grave. New York City has always been a busy place. For people who prefer a calmer environment, that's not the city to go to. Welch realized this while he was there. Also, keep in mind Welch was into the paranormal. If you want a city loaded with an occult-like vibe, New York has an abundance of it. Welch could feel that, which came through loud and clear in his lyrics. New York City is more than just a city. History continually demonstrates that. Is it an evil place? Demographics don't make a place evil. Misguided people with distorted values do.
    millie1120on December 17, 2022   Link

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