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.