New York, New York

Lyrics: Ryan Adams
Music: Ryan Adams

A Ryan Adams song sung by Rob Barraco with Phil Lesh and Friends.

Well I shuffled through the city on the Fourth of July Had a firecracker waiting to blow
Breaking like a robber who was making his way
To the cities of Mexico
Lived in an apartment out on Avenue A
Had a tar-hut on the corner of 10th
Had myself a lover who was finer than gold
But I been broken up and beenbusted up since

Love don't play
Any games with me
Any more like she didbefore
World won't wait
So I better shake
That thing right out there through the door
Hell, I still love you New York

Found myself a picture that would fit in the folds of my wallet
And it stayedpretty good
Still amazed I didn't lose it on the roof of that place
When I was drunk andI was thinking of you
Every day the children they were singing their tunes
Out on the streets andyou could hear from inside
Used to take the subway up to Houston and Third
I would wait for you and I'dtry to hide

Love don't play
Any games with you
Any more if you don'twant them to
World won't wait
And I watched you shake
But honey Idon't blame you
Hell, I still love you New York
Hell, I still love you New York
New York

I remember Christmas in the blistering cold
In a church on the Upper West Side
Babe, I stood there singing I was holding your arm
You were holding my trust like a child
Found a lot of trouble out on Avenue B
But I tried to keep the overhead low
Farewell to the city and the love of my life
At least we left before we hadto go

Love won't play
any games with you
Any more if you don'twant them to
Sweep and shake
This old thing out the door
I'll always be thinking of you
I'll always love you, though, New York
I'll always love you, though, New York
I'll always love you, though, New York
I'll always love you though New York
Hey New York

Love won't play
any games with you
Any more if you don'twant them to
Sweep and shake
This old thing out the door
I'll always be thinking of you
I'll always love you, though, New York
I'll always love you, though, New York
I'll always love you, though, New York
I'll always love you though New York
Hey New York
Ryan Adams Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2001 Gold Ryan Adams