Guitar chords with lyrics
Album: The Message (1982) Songwriters: Donald Degrate / Donald Earle De Grate / Edward O. Ferrell Ii / Joel M Hailey / Richard Cedric Hailey / Dwight Myers New York New York lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC *NOTE* The song is cut short on this album. For more complete versions, check (1983) and later productions.
Intro: E MajorE G+G E MajorE G+G DmDm E MajorE G+G E MajorE Hook: EbmEbm DbDb New York New York, big city of dreams FF And everything in New York ain't always what it seems E MajorE DbDb You might get fooled if you come from out of town FF But I'm down by law and I know my way around Bridge: E MajorE DbDb FF Too much, too many people, too much (aha-ha) E MajorE DbDb G+G Too much, too many people, too much, Raaah! Verse 1: G+G DbDb A augmentedA castle in the sky, one mile high E MajorE Built to shelter the rich and greedy G+G Rows of eyes, disguised as windows E MajorE Looking down on the poor and the needy FF Miles of people, marching up the avenue E MajorE Doin? what they gotta do, just to get by G+G I'm living in the land of plenty and many G+G But I'm damn sure poor and I don't know why
Bridge: E MajorE Too much, too many people, too much G+G E MajorE G+G Too much, too many people, too much! Verse 2: G+G FF A augmentedA man's on a ledge, says he's gonna jump DbDb People gather round, said, "He won't he's just a chump" FF 'Cause he lost his job, then he got robbed E MajorE A augmentedA His mortgage is due and his marriage is through E MajorE He says he ain't gonna pay no child support G+G Because the bitch left him without a second thought E MajorE He got nothing to eat, no shoes on his feet G+G She even left his clothes out in the street E MajorE He keeps hearing noises when he's at home DbDb He always hears voices when he's all alone FF His wife took the kids, the car and the crib G+G In this man's world, so much for Women's Lib Hook: G+G A augmentedA New York New York big city of dreams E MajorE But everything in New York ain't always what it seems G+G DbDb You might get fooled if you come from out of town EbmEbm But I'm down by law, and I know my way around Verse 3: E MajorE Down in the Village, you might think I'm silly DbDb But you can't tell the women from the men sometimes G+G E MajorE They're sugar and spice and everything nice G+G But when you get em home ain't no telling what you find E MajorE Right next door is a little old man G+G I seen him eating dog food out of a can DbDb He says, "I got to eat, when I can't afford meat E MajorE I barely can stand, on my own two feet G+G I got a bad habit and I just can't break it DbDb Something s on my mind and I just can't shake it E MajorE I need some time, and I want some space G+G I gotta get away from the human race? Bridge: G+G E MajorE G+G Too much, too many people, too much (aha-ha) A augmentedA E MajorE Too much, too many people, too much! Raaah! Verse 4: E MajorE Staring at a skyscraper reaching into heaven G+G When over in the ghetto I'm livin' in hell E MajorE Just play ball or be an entertainer G+G 'Cause niggaz like me can't read too well DmDm E MajorE Nobody loves me, nobody cares G+G I dreamed about a life but I'm livin' in a nightmare E MajorE Paranoid schizo, set back, snowbound G+G Bad news psycho, heart attack, breakdown! Tag: G+G Bb majorBb EbmEbm Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh E MajorE Bb majorBb EbmEbm Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh E MajorE Bb majorBb DbDb Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh Bb majorBb E MajorE G+G Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, Huh, Hee, HUH! Verse 5: E MajorE FF If only I could sleep just ten more minutes E MajorE I might find the strength to make another day G+G If I didn't have to get up and do my thing FF I would probably sleep my whole life away E MajorE I messed up a nice dream, somethin' bout ice cream EbmEbm Whipped cream, fruits and a cherry on top E MajorE FF Now I gotta get up and face the world, huh E MajorE The pressure is on, It ain't never gonna stop G+G I sho' gotta learn to use my mind E MajorE G+G I don't want to be kissing nobody's behind E MajorE Just standin' on line lookin' like a jerk G+G Gotta get off my butt and do a full day's work E MajorE FF I ran into a pothole, got into a car crash E MajorE Should a been thinking and tried to fake whiplash FF A augmentedA crowd gathered round, they're callin' me fat DmDm Who you lookin' at with a face like that? Hook: DmDm DbDb New York New York big city of dreams E MajorE Everything in New York ain't always what it seems G+G You might get fooled if you come from out of town E MajorE Bb majorBb But I'm down by law and I know my way around Verse 6: E MajorE On 42nd Street, lookin' for some action G+G Women standing on the corner selling satisfaction FF One young punk just leaning on the fence E MajorE A augmentedA Tryin' to make a dollar out of fifteen cents E MajorE Billy is a prankster, tried to be a gangster E MajorE Real big wheel when a gun is in his hands E MajorE Just did a stick-up, just got picked up G+G One dead punk, killed by the man Outro: G+G DbDb New York New York big city of dreams G+G And everything in New York ain't always what it seem