Track Title:               New York State of Mind
Album Title:               Greatest Hits, Volume 1
Prime Artist:              Billy Joel

Producer:                  Billy Joel
Written by:                Billy Joel
From the Album:            Turnstiles  1976 (A)
Lyrics:

Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach  or Hollywood.
I'm taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line-
I'm in a New York state of mind.
I 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 the 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 Riverside,
I  don't have any reasons, I've left them all behind-
I'm in a New York state of mind.
REPEAT 3RD VERSE
I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line-
'Cause I'm in a New York state of mind.
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