NYC Man Lyrics

Lou Reed


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC
writers: Lou Reed
album: No. 2 track in album Set the Twilight Reeling
release date: 1996-2-20
popularity : 277 users have visited this page.
length: 4:57
horn: Oliver Lake, J.D. Parran, Russell Gunn
horn arranger: Oliver Lake
lead vocals: Lou Reed

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It can only lead to trouble if you break my heart
If you accidentally crush it on the ides of March
I'd prefer you were straight forward
You don't have to go through all of that
I'm a New York city man, baby
Say "go" and that is that

New York city man, you just say "go" and that is that
I'm a New York city man, you just say "go" and that is that

It's far too complicated to make up a lie
That you'd have to remember and really why
I wouldn't want to be around you
If you don't want to have me around
I'm a M-A-N-N man
Slink your eyes and I'll gone

I'm a M-A-N-N man, slink your eyes, honey, I love you, and I'll gone
New York city man, slink your eyes and I'll gone

Brutus made a pretty speech but Caesar was betrayed
Lady Macbeth went crazy but Macbeth ended slain
Ophelia and Desdamona dead leaving Hamlet in a play
But I'm no Lear with blinded eyes
Say " go " and I am gone

The stars have shut their eyes up tight
The earth has changed it's course
A Kingdom sits on a black knight's back
As he tries to mount a white jeweled horse
While a clock full of butterflies on the hour
Releases a thousand moths
You say " leave" and I'll be gone
Without any remorse
No letters faxes phones or tears
There's a difference between
Bad and worse

I'm a New York city man, blink your eyes and I'll be gone
New York city - man, blink your eyes and I'll be gone

New York city, I love you, New York city man
New York city, I love you, blink your eyes and I'll be gone
Just a little grain of sand
New York city, ooohhh, I love you
New York city, baby, blink your eyes and I'll be gone
I love you

Track Listing

  • 1 Egg Cream
  • 2 NYC Man
  • 3 Finish Line
  • 4 Trade In
  • 5 Hang On to Your Emotions
  • 6 Sex With Your Parents (Motherfucker), Part II (live)
  • 7 HookyWooky
  • 8 The Proposition
  • 9 Adventurer
  • 10 Riptide
  • 11 Set the Twilight Reeling