"New York Slave" as written by and Whitney Johnny Jordan Blilie....
Her smiles flashed SOS in that dress of sea anemone skin.
He pinned his heart to his tuxedo it throbbed
And hissed like a rabid jewel.
From the back of the chapel cracked
And crystal our gaze locked in temptation.
A priest with a glass eye sang songs of christian desperation.
The flower girls were all sown up,
They're hanging from the rafters.
Showering your matrimony like a guillotine's laughter.
"dearly beloved we are gathered here to witness,
The sacred union of vibrancy and sickness...
Do you take this man with the diamond skin tie?
And when you are fucking him will you scream dollar signs?
Let me introduce you to a new phrase...
New york noose for a new york slave."
Stained glass eyes wink through mother maty's navelscope...
Who's pupils are watching?
The priest's tongue slips out like a jackal.
Every eye in the audience spinning like a drill.
The groom plucks a key from the rapture tree
And opens her ribcage like a squealing armoire.
Her lungs and liver screaming mercy mercy mercy,
While they re arrange the wires in her heart.
I now pronounce you smiling like a grave,
I now pronounce you a new york slave.
Now every dripping chest wound is getting little guilt feelings,
What about your new life do you crave?
He's your ticket to fame but your his new york slave.

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"New York Slave" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato


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    General Commentoh god, freaking amazing.
    recycledairon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah this is a critique of A: gold diggers
    B: bastard corporate/celebrities who sport shallow attitudes and selfish greedy personalities.
    shutupshutupshutupon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else feel a bit of a chill when he screams, "Here's your ticket to fame!"?


    Nightmare Foxon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe this hasn't gotten more comments.
    It is the best song on the CD in my opinion.
    xyourmyantidrugon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI eargasm everytime the music cuts out and that deep voice says "I know pronounce you a new york slave!"
    This is one of my favorite songs of all time.
    brettaburgeron August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best lyrics of theirs in my opinion. the whole monologue jordan does is just amazing. "sacred union of vibrancy and sickness" about a young girl marrying a sick old man. also, i just love the term "new york slave".
    trystero_empireon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite blood brothers song ever.. and i know my blood brothers. huge fan!
    exekutiveon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssss
    criminologyon June 14, 2009   Link

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