Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys


Jay-Z & Alicia Keys


Ooooh, New York! 
 Ooooh, New York! 

 Grew up in a town that is famous as a place of movie scenes 
 Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean 
 If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that’s what they say 
 Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees found down on Broadway 

 Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams 
 Baby I’m from New York! 
 Concrete jungle where dreams are made of 
 There’s nothing you can’t do 
 Now you’re in New York! 
 These streets will make you feel brand new 
 Big lights will inspire you 
 Hear it for New York, New York, New Yooork! 


 On the avenue, there ain’t never a curfew, ladies work so hard 
 Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God 
 Hail a gypsy cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge 
 Some will sleep tonight with a hunger for more than an empty fridge 

 I’ma make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams 
 Baby I’m from New York! 
 Concrete jungle where dreams are made of 
 There’s nothing you can’t do 
 Now you’re in New York! 
 These streets will make you feel brand new 
 Big lights will inspire you 
 Hear it for New York, New York, New Yooork! 

 One hand in the air for the big city 
 Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty 
 No place in the world that can compare 
 Put your lighters in the air, everybody say 
 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! 

 In New York! 
 Concrete jungle where dreams are made of 
 There’s nothing you can’t do 
 Now you’re in New York! 
 These streets will make you feel brand new 
 Big lights will inspire you 
 Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New Yooork!
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