Oh!
Ha-ha, I meant ah!
No, I didn't mean that at all
Ooh-ooh

Here in the streets so mechanized
Rise to the bottom of the meaning of life
Studied all the rules and didn't want no part
But I let you in just to break this heart
Even though it was only one night, it was
Fucking strange

Nina's in the bedroom,
She said, "Time to go now"
But leavin' it ain't easy
I got to let go, oh, I got to let go
And the hours they ran slow
I said, every night, she just can't stop saying

New York City cops, New York City cops
New York City cops, but they ain't too smart
New York City cops, New York City cops
New York City cops, but they ain't too smart

Well, kill me now 'cause I let you down
I swear one day I'm gonna leave this town
Stop!
Yes, I'm leaving, 'cause it just won't work
And they act like Romans, but they dress like Turks
Some time in your prime
See me, I like the summertime but, hey

Nina's in the bedroom
She said, "Time to go now"
But leaving, it ain't easy
Oh, I got to let go, oh, I got to let go, oh
Trapped in an apartment
She would not let them get her
She wrote it in a letter
I got to come clean but the authorities they've seen
Darling, I'm somewhere in between
I said, every night, she just can't stop saying

New York City cops, New York City cops
New York City cops, but they ain't too smart
New York City cops, New York City cops
New York City cops, but they ain't too smart


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New York City Cops Lyrics as written by Julian Casablancas

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    General Comment'New York City Cops' was the b-side on the 'Hard To Explain' single in June 2001. It was included on the UK version of 'Is This It' and on the American vinyl pressings of the album, which were both released in August 2001, but when New York suffered the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, it was thought an inappropriate lyric to include on the album, and was replaced with the song 'When It Started'. It delayed the album's release from the planned September 25th date until mid October, but it was felt neseccary by the band to maintain an air of positivity through-out the crisis.

    magicnudiesuiton December 12, 2001   Link

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