Wandering around cold New York
Lost between the towers
Rising high through the clouds
And the cars pass me by on their way
To the highway
And men are breaking down in the doorways
Where they had sheltered their girls from the rain.
And everywhere there are parties
In the glittering night
Filled with stars who felt they shone the brightest
And their connections are as endless as the river running
Away with the diamonds to the sea.
And me? I’m confused in leather shoes
Looking for road signs;
I’m new here, got the blues here for the first time
Riding the city bus
Counting out my change
Figuring it’ll go my way pretty soon.
And underneath my feet the street is roaring
Like the tide
Rumbling in the subway tunnels
People hanging on for life and happiness
Wanting to be home again.
I’m reaching for the electric moonlight
At a quarter past midnight
And I’m stumbling drunk with joy
And taxis speed by me in their lanes
While high above like steel doves
The sky is crowded with tired and lonely planes
Bringing families home.