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"New York State of Mind"

Billy Joels' big hit about missing the NYC life

v.1
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
v.2
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 wanna waste more time
I'm in a New York state of mind
REFRAIN
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
v.3
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

REPEAT REFRAIN AND V.3

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

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