New York, New York

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new york, new york
music & lyrics by jay brannan

there is a man in the hallway
repeatedly screaming “put the knife down”
i hear rats in the ceiling
like herds of cracked-out gazelles bouncing around

this was a really good weekend
only 1 fire on my floor
so i camped out on a park bench
relaxing & wondering what all the honking is for

new york, new york
beautiful beautiful beautiful crazy new york

i’m trying out this new app “Ok-Plenty-Gr-Inder”
it’s like the MySpace for love but no one replies
perhaps there’s hope in the headlines — nope
the Times is reporting a deadly bed bug that flies

this is the last year
i spend eating my way through winter here
drop the tortilla chip, buy a nice gym membership
for the low, low price of an arm, a leg, and an ear

ny ny ny…

Portland handles all of Brooklyn’s spillage
Chase Bank owns all of the buildings in the East Village
beautiful parks that you pass barricade all the parts with grass
and the subway’s the star of a film called “Overfillage”

i need a real job
i need a real life plan
i need a tranquilizer and hand sanitizer
i need a cigarette or a man

ny ny ny…

© 2016 jay brannan / great depression publishing (bmi)


from New York, New York, released July 18, 2016



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Jay Brannan New York, New York

Jay Brannan is a singer/songwriter based in New York City, and was also an actor in John Cameron Mitchell's indie film "Shortbus," which featured his song "Soda Shop." He went on to release a 4-song EP of original songs, 2 Christmas singles, 2 covers EPs, & 3 full albums of originals. ... more

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