Lyrics: New York Is A Woman (Suzanne Vega)

I’ve been listening to Suzanne Vega for ages and she’s finally released a new album recently called ‘Beauty & Crime’ which is pretty good. Even better, it was available on iTunes Plus (high bit-rate and no DRM!). Probably the best track on it is ‘New York Is A Woman’. I tried to find correct lyrics for it but couldn’t find any one site that had the complete and correct lyrics (some were correct but incomplete, others were complete but incorrect), so here’s my version:

Artist: Suzanne Vega
Song: New York Is A Woman
Album: Beauty & Crime

New York City spread herself before you
With her bangles and her spangles and her stars
You were impressed with the city so undressed
You had to go out cruising all the bars

Your business trip extended through the weekend
Suburban boy here for your first time
From the 27th floor above the midtown roar
You were startled by her beauty and her crime

And she’s every girl you’ve seen in every movie
Every dame you’ve ever known on late night TV
In her steam and steel is the passion you feel endlessly

New York is a woman, she’ll make you cry
And to her, you’re just another guy.

Look down and see her ruined places
Smoke and ash still rising to the sky
She’s happy that you’re here but when you disappear
She won’t know that you’re gone to say goodbye

New York is a woman, she’ll make you cry
And to her, you’re just another guy

And she’s every girl you’ve seen in every movie
Every dame you’ve ever known on late night TV
In her steam and steel is the passion you feel desperately

New York is a woman, she’ll make you cry
And to her, you’re just another guy

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