Manhattan

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I hear the tune, but the words won't come
I'll find them anyhow,
For Love I am become
And so I have them now.

It never starts on time, no, we won't be late
And life is flying through the streets
Without a mirror, without a license plate,
With leopard covers on the seats.

Hey Bobby, I'm going to Manhattan
Back to the Monday crowd
And Brooklyn's fine, but she's no friend of mine
And if you want a ride I'm leaving now.

I'm bleeding verse onto the strings
But I can't find a rhyme
I thought I knew these things,
But maybe not this time.

And in the sky the speaker of the Sun, it shines
The noise of our teenage days
And you can try to push fast-forward or rewind,
But it's stuck on play.

I have the song, it never stood a chance,
It wasn't hard to find,
I caught it by some happenstance
And now it is mine.

But at the next light, in a subway scream
Of sadness and naiveté,
Just like some old, forgotten dream,
I let it slip away.

And Bobby, it's going to Manhattan...

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from Crosstown Chanson, released March 27, 2016

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Pear Claw New York, New York

Pear Claw are an acoustic duo from Queens, NY. They draw inspiration from Jules Verne novels, old Disney films and Russian bard music. They have played basements, rooftops and the Sidewalk Café. The poet Bernard King has called them "magical."

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