New York City

What is it about New York City and summer lovin’?  Something about summer time, and the big city, and people out gettin’ tans in the park just brings all those pheromones out in the air. 

 

A few years back, I was hangin’ in the city one summer and this one song just really captured the feeling of the time for me.  I started singing it a lot; it came on my iPod the other day on shuffle and it really took me back.

 

It’s originally by a little-known band called Cub, but was popularized by those geek-rock darlings, They Might Be Giants.  (Side note: when I was fourteen, I was in a band that played two songs.  Both were by TMBG.  One of them was Particle Man.  yeah, bring it!)

 

Anywho, here’s the song.  You can download it off of this other dude’s blog, if you wanna. (You should do it.  The S&G song he’s got on there ain’t so bad, either.)

 

LYRICS

You called me last night on the telephone
And I was glad to hear from you ’cause I was all alone
You said, “It’s snowing, it’s snowing! God, I hate this weather.”
Now I’d walk through blizzards just to get us back together.

We met in the springtime at a rock-and-roll show
It was on the Bowery when it was time to go
We kissed on the subway in the middle of the night
I held your hand, you held mine, it was the best night of my life.

‘Cause everyone’s your friend in New York City
And everything looks beautiful when you’re young and pretty
The streets are paved with diamonds and there’s just so much to see
But the best thing about New York City is you and me.

Statue of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, Co-op City, Katz’s and Tiffany’s
Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, The Empire State where Dylan lived
Coney Island and Times Square, Rockefeller Center
Wish I was there.

You wrote me a letter just the other day
Said, “Springtime is coming soon so why don’t you come to stay.”
I packed my stuff, got on the bus, I can’t believe it’s true
I’m three days from New York City and I’m three days from you.

‘Cause everyone’s my friend in New York City
And everything looks beautiful when you’re young and pretty
The streets are paved with diamonds and there’s just so much to see
But the best thing about New York City is you and me.

‘Cause everyone’s my friend in New York City
And everything looks beautiful when you’re young and pretty
The streets are paved with diamonds and there’s just so much to see
But the best thing about New York City is you and me.

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