New York State Of Mind
Words:Billy Joel
Music:Billy Joel
Performed By:  Billy Joel (1976), Shirley Bassey
Copyright:Unknown
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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 -
I'm in a New York state of mind. 

I've seen all the movie stars 
In their fancy cars and their lim - ou - sines, 
Been high in the Rockys 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. 

(Bridge:)
It was so easy livin' day by day 
Out of touch with the rhythym and blues; 
But now I need a little give and take, 
The New York Times, the Daily News. 

It comes down to reality, 
And it's fine with me, 'cause I've let it slide; 
I don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside. 
I don't have any reasons; I left them all behind -
I'm in a New York state of mind. 

(Coda:)
I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line. 
'Cause I'm in a New York state of mind. 
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