Billy Joel - New York State of Mind Lyrics

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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 limousines.
Been high in the Rockys under the evergreens.
I know what I'm needin', and I don't want to waste more time.
I'm in a New York state of mind.

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.
Oh yeah.

It was so easy living 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.
Who, oh, oh whoa who.

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.

I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line.
Cause I'm in a, I'm in a New York state of mind.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  • 2 Summer, Highland Falls
  • 3 All You Wanna Do Is Dance
  • 4 New York State of Mind
  • 5 James
  • 6 Prelude / Angry Young Man
  • 7 I've Loved These Days
  • 8 Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 4 in album Turnstiles
    release date: 1976-5
    popularity : 189 users have visited this page.
    length: 6:03
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin