New York

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About New York

"New York" is a song by English recording artist Paloma Faith from her debut studio album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? (2009). It was released on 13 September 2009. The song features a sweeping gospel chorus by the London-based Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir. The song was re-released in a new remix featuring rapper Ghostface Killah.


Year:
2010
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The days were long and the nights so cold
The pages turn and the tale unfolds
He left me for another lady
She stood so tall and she never slept
There was not one moment he could regret
He left me for another lady

He took my hand one day and told me
He was leaving
Me disbelieving
And I I I I I I I I
Had to let him go

Her name was New York, New York
And she took his heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She had poisoned his sweet mind
Mmmm

The wolves they howled for my lost soul
I fell down a deep black hole
He left me for another lady
She poured the drinks and she poured the power
Diamond girl who could talk for hours
He left me for another lady

Now I am on my own
He told me he was leaving
And I was pleading
And I I I I I I I I
Had to let him go

Her name was New York, New York
And she took his heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She had poisoned his sweet mind

The greatest times
I don't want to hear it
Your new laughter lines
I don't want to hear it
The new found friends she introduced you to
I don't wanna know them I just want to be with you
Please don't make me go to
New York

New York
She took your heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She poisoned your sweet mind

Her name was New York, New York
And she took your heart away oh my
Her name was New York, New York
She had poisoned your sweet mind

She poisoned your sweet mind

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Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith (born Paloma Faith Blomfield; 21 July 1981) is a British singer-songwriter and actress. In 2009, she released her debut single "Stone Cold Sober" and her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, which was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The album spawned five singles: "Stone Cold Sober", "New York", title track "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?", "Upside Down" and "Smoke & Mirrors". Faith also recorded the theme song to the 2010 British film 4.3.2.1 and appeared on the charity record "I Put a Spell on You". Faith made her feature film debut in the 2007 remake of St Trinian's. She has since appeared in two more feature… more »

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Written by: JODI MARR, PALOMA FAITH

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11 facts about this song

Songwriter Credits
"New York" was co-written by Paloma Faith, along with Jodi Marr and Greg Wells. Marr has written for artists like Mika and Ricky Martin, while Wells has produced for Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.
Chart Performance
The song was a commercial success, reaching number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.
Album Information
"New York" is a track on Paloma Faith's debut studio album, "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?" which was released in 2009.
Song Theme
The song talks about a past lover who has moved on to someone else, and the setting of the song is the city of New York.
Music Video
The music video for this song depicts Faith wandering through the streets of New York, further solidifying the city as the song's theme.
Album Reception
The debut album attained double platinum status in the UK, indicating the significant contribution "New York" had to its success.
Awards
Though the song itself didn't win any awards, Paloma Faith won British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards in 2015, a recognition that owes in part to the success of "New York".
Types of Music
Stylistically, the song is infused with elements of soul and jazz, embodying Faith's eclectic musical style.
Critical Reception
Critics praised "New York" for its powerful, soulful vocal performance and engaging lyrics.
Live Performance
Paloma Faith performed "New York" at the 2009 MOBO Awards, which showcased her talent and established her as a promising artist in the British music scene.
Backing Vocals
Faith's vocals in "New York" are backed by a gospel choir, providing a dramatic emphasis and underpinning the song's hartfelt narrative.

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