Lou Reed


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jorge Manuel Le Goull Pereira, Lou Reed, Sergio De Barros Godinho
album: Track 2 in album Set the Twilight Reeling
release date: 1996-2-20
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 4:57
lead vocals: Lou Reed
horn: Oliver Lake, J.D. Parran and Russell Gunn
horn arranger: Oliver Lake
composer: Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624615927
script: Latin

Cover Art

Lou Reed Set the Twilight Reeling cover art


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It can only lead to trouble if you break my heart
I'd prefer you were straight forward
I'm a New York city man, baby

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
I wouldn't want to be around you
I'm a M-A-N-N man

New York city man, slink your eyes and I'll gone
Brutus made a pretty speech but Caesar was betrayed
Ophelia and Desdamona dead leaving Hamlet in a play
Say " go " and I am gone
The stars have shut their eyes up tight
A Kingdom sits on a black knight's back
While a clock full of butterflies on the hour
You say " leave" and I'll be gone
No letters faxes phones or tears
Bad and worse
I'm a New York city man, blink your eyes and I'll be gone

New York city, I love you, blink your eyes and I'll be gone
New York city, ooohhh, I love you
I love you


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 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