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Billy Joel New York State of Mind (Live 1977) Lyrics

Last updated: 07/17/2008 11:00:00 AM

Some folks like to get away
Take a holiday from the neighborhood.
Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood.
But I'm takin' a Greyhound on the Hudson River line.
‘Cause I'm in a New York state of mind...mmm-mmm

I've seen all the movie stars
In their fancy cars and their limousines.
Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens.
I know what I'm needin', and I don't wanna waste more time.
I'm in a New York state of mind.

It was so easy livin', livin’ day by day, yeah yeah
Out of touch with the rhythym and blues, now wait a minute!
But now I need just a little, a little give and take, whoa
The New York Times, the Daily News. Yeah, yeah, yeah

You know it comes down to reality
Now it's fine with me ‘cos I've let it slide.
I don't care if it's Chinatown or on River-Riverside.
I don't have any reasons, I left them all behind.
I'm in a New York state of mind
Mm yeah, yeah, oh sing it, one now now

[sax solo]

Yes it was easy living, living day by day, yeah yeah
Out of touch, out of touch with the rhythm, rhythm and blues
Oh but now I need, now I need me a little, a little give and take
Oh wo, the New York Times, the Daily News.
Yeah, yeah, Johnny’s school.

You know it comes down to reality
Now it's fine with me ‘cos I've let it slide.
Don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside, no.
I don't have any reasons, I left them all behind
I'm in a New York state of mind. Mmm, yeah yeah

I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line.
Cause I'm in a [piano solo] I said I'm in a New York [sax solo]
State of...Mind, yeah, yeah, yeah

(It’s the Joe Malin Orchestra, under the direction of Frank Owens. This is, uh, it’s a brand new thing. No, no, all you—no, this—no, it’s not Hummel. This is—uh—what? Now it’s called “Just The Way You Are”. One, two, one-two-three-suck...)

Thanks to Mike Hack michaelmoval@aol.com for submitting New York State of Mind (Live 1977) Lyrics.



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