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Thread #169891   Message #4108281
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
31-May-21 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: US Highways (fed and state) and songs about them
Subject: Lyr Add: HOMESTATE (Allan Taylor)
Homestate by Allan Taylor

Sometimes when I'm driving late in the night
When there's that special kind of early morning light
When the evergreen stands out in the dark
I'm thinking about that northern state of New York - New York

New York state was good to me, cos I found a wife and made a a family
If anyone asks what it means to me, well, it's the nearest to home I'll ever be - New York, New York

New York City's just a part of the state
Some people hate it, I think it's great
It's an honest city, won't tell you a lie
It'll take your money, look you straight in the eye, New York

When the city got too much to take
When the pressure built up, and we thought we'd break
When everyone else was heading south
We went our own way, we headed north of New York

I wish I could take that trip again
Five hundred miles up the Lake Champlain
Fishing for supper in a home made boat
The love we made and the songs I wrote of New York

Then we rented a house on the Long Island sand
Work in the city was close at hand
In the summer we swam in Montauk Bay
And England felt so far away from New York

It may sound strange that an Englishman
Should lose his heart to a foreign land
Maybe it's because I've been away
Too long from her, it's hard to say - New York