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New York City Lyrics

Artist: They Might Be Giants
Album: Factory Showroom

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 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.
Comments/Interpretations
by chloe on 5/18/2008 3:11pm
love the lyrics they helped!!!
by Sam on 8/13/2008 10:43pm
I love these lyrics! Such a cool song.
by Wayan on 10/2/2008 7:29pm
They didn't write this song originally did they? I remember it was covered by Cub like 10+ years ago but I forget who originally wrote it. Can someone refresh my memory? Thanks :)
by John on 10/18/2008 11:46am
Pretty sure this is original TMBG from 'Factory Showroom', which came out in 1996.
by mark on 11/7/2008 5:16pm
Legend has it that tmbg took it from cub.

Taken from tmbg.org

"The song "New York City" was originally written by an all-girl group named "Cub" (Cub has since broken up). Cub wrote a "metal/thrash" version of the song, unlike TMBG's "poppy" approach. As legend has it Flans was driving listening to the radio when he heard the song and immediately fell in love with it. He called the radio station and asked for the name of the group that played it. He then went out bought the CD, worked out the music and lyrics with John L., and eventually included it on FS."
by marco on 2/9/2009 7:10am
this ist the best sogng I LOVE this song
by ralph on 7/12/2009 10:03pm
Cub is the bestest band ever. Everything they do is cute. Listen to them.
by amber on 12/26/2010 10:13am
<333 itt!
by kyte on 1/27/2011 1:25pm
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by Sami on 4/17/2011 8:23pm
Any of y'all from NYC? It's the best!
by emily on 5/25/2011 11:03am
you suck
by Bondage Penguin on 7/2/2011 1:00pm
I'm from NYC, but while I love this song so much, it's mostly due to having felt that way about going to see someone I was in love with
by Fay Wraith on 12/8/2012 8:04pm
Thanks for posting this--I couldn't figure out what "Katz and Tiffany's" is.
I was at Toad's in '87 when huge swaths of the audience turned against TMBG, apparently for not being typical purveyors of the Rock and Roll, but I thought they were fun.


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