"New York Tendaberry" as written by and Laura Nyro....
New York tendaberry
Blue berry
A rush on rum
Of brush and drum

And the past is a blue note
Inside me
I ran away in the morning

New York tendaberry
Blue berry
Rugs and drapes and drugs
And capes
Sweet kids in hunger slums
Firecrackers break
And they cross
And they dust
And they skate
And the night comes

I ran away in the morning

Now I'm back
Sidewalk and pigeon
You look like a city
But you feel like a religion
To me

New York tendabery
True berry
I lost my eyes
I east wind skies
Here where I've cried
Where I've tried
Where God and the tendaberry rise
Where quakers and revolutionaries
Join for life
For precious years
Joined for life
Through silver tears

New York tendaberry

Lyrics submitted by just_old_light, edited by DocSketchy

"New York Tendaberry" as written by Laura Nyro

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    General Comment@supernuke Because people come here looking to read others' comments instead of adding their own. You did it too.
    force263on July 18, 2017   Link
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    My OpinionThis is probably my favorite song right now -- it is a stroke of genius. If there is such a thing as a pop masterpiece, then this is it. It always makes me cry a little.

    I made a couple of corrections to the lyrics. There is a clearly audible "so..." before the first "I ran away in the morning," and also, it is "In east wind skies." The copyright owner has to approve them, though.
    DocSketchyon June 05, 2019   Link
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    General CommentHow can this have no comments? It's a beautiful love letter to NYC and it is one of the greatest things to ever touch my ears!!
    supernukeon May 30, 2012   Link

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