Monday, May 26, 2008

New York State of Mind






New York State of Mind

Some folks like to get away
Take a holiday from the neighbourhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach
Or to Hollywood
But I'm taking 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 Rockies under the evergreens
But I know what I'm needing
And I don't want to waste more time
I'm in a New York state of mind

It was so easy living day by day
Out of touch with the rhythm 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
Don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside
I don't have any reasons
I've left them all behind
I'm in a New York state of mind

It was so easy living day by day
Out of touch with the rhythm 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
Don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside
I don't have any reasons
I've 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 New York state of mind

13 comments:

TBG Happenings said...

I loove NYC...I'll go with you! Well on one condition.... we don't take a bus!!

Or

I'll meet you on the steps of the Met for lunch:p

Annie Coe said...

I miss NYC I have not been there for 10 years. I love it so much.
Thank you for the beautiful photos :-).OX

Yoli said...

I will meet you by Nectar's the diner down the street from the Met.

FishermansDaughter said...

Wow does this ever bring back memories. Have you ever been? Growing up across the river in NJ I never really had an appreciation of NYC until the past couple years and after having spent time in Boston. To me, NYC is like Boston's raunchy sister and I say that with love - speaking of love - I love that you picked New York State of Mind by Billy Joel to represent. He's as NYC as they come.

Yoli said...

I try to go every year. My heart is always there.

Heather said...

I've been thinking of taking the girls NYC.

birdtweets said...

this is the second blog today i've visited that had a new york photo trailer. i went to NY, 4 years ago took hundreds of photos and wish i could go and do it all over again. it was one of the most exciting trips i have ever taken. i was on my own a lot of the time and couldn't believe how memory can be stirred by the visual and storied associations NY has for me and so many others. thanks for the trip yoli!

My Castle in Spain said...

Going to New York Yoli?
mm....envious !!
went there only once and yes..i'd like to visit again!

Enjoy it guapa!

willow said...

Fabulous photos and wonderful poem!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

One day I will get here... I have only ever been to the airport... I guess after reading about NYC all my life I want to see it for myself... take care

Gillian said...

I've never, I repeat NEVER been there.
I plan to go this fall. I am excited!!! If you can give me some pointers on where to go and what to see, that would be greatly appreciated ;)
xo

Mélanie said...

I 'm coming with you ! NYC is such a special city ...no words to describe it. I know I am in NYC when I hear police 's siren and I don't know there is a special noise. It reminds me wonderful souvenir : I loved taking the train in POughkepsie and looking out of the window at the Hudson Valley , then getting to Grand central and wlaking on the 42 nd street

Anke said...

I was an au-pair in 1990-91 in NYC and haven't been back since...I want to though, very very much...thank you for sharing these.