Who Sang New York State of Mind? Billy Joel

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Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
release date: 1976-5-19
length: 6:03
producer: Billy Joel
membranophone: Liberty DeVitto
piano: Billy Joel
lead vocals: Billy Joel
mixer: Bruce Botnick
engineer: Lou Waxman and Don Puluse
arranger: Billy Joel, Doug Stegmeyer and Liberty DeVitto
electric bass guitar: Doug Stegmeyer
keyboard: Billy Joel and Billy Joel
acoustic guitar: James Smith
percussion: James Mingo Lewis and Neil Jason
saxophone: Richie Cannata
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Howard Emerson and Russell Javors
drums (drum set): Liberty DeVitto
bass guitar: Doug Stegmeyer
assistant engineer: John Bradley
orchestrator: Kenny Ascher
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel
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.



Tracklist
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)