I GOT NEW YORK
© 2000 Stephin Merritt, published by Gay and Loud (ASCAP)
From the album ĎHYACINTHS AND THISTLESí by THE 6THS.
Voice: Melanie, Toy Piano: Margaret Leng Tan.
Surprise! Itís me.
For a couple hours, the city was my dance floor.
Then I wandered around wondering why you donít love me anymore.
Surprise! Iím real.
I think and feel.
And I used to be the person who was somewhere.
So I canít imagine why Iím wasting quarters on the telephone to say:
Iíve got New York all to myself -
from the Great White Way to Little West Twelfth;
from the big blue bridge to the Hudsonís swells Ė
I got New York all to myself.
The day is gone; the night is too
Everywhere to go, but nothing to do I had a lover once,
but that fell through I got New York but I ainít got you.
Got all New York to be lonely in
Got cigarettes and Iíve got gin and though I feel just like I got no skin
Iíve got New York and the winter wind.