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Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
by Alicia Keys



Ooh, New York
Ooh, New York

Grew up in a town
That is famous as a place of movie scenes,
Noise is always loud
There are sirens all around
And the streets are mean,
If I could make it here
I could make it anywhere
That's what they say,
Seeing my face in lights
Or my name in marquees
Found down on Broadway

Even if it ain't all it seems
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I'm from
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
The big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York

On the avenue
There ain't never a curfew
Ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot
On the corner selling rock
Preachers pray to God
Hail a gypsy cab
Takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Someone sleeps tonight with a hunger
For more than from an empty fridge

I'm going to make it by any means
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I'm from
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
The big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York

One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty
No place in the world that could compare
Put your lighters in the air
Everybody say yeah, yeah

In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
The big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York
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written by Shuckburgh, Al / Hunte, Angela / Sewell, Janet / Keyes, Burt / Robinson, Sylvian / Keys, Alicia / Carter, Shawn C.
Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing