Bareilles, Sara - Manhattan Lyrics




You can have Manhattan
I know it's for the best
I'll gather up the avenues
And leave them on your doorstep
And I'll tip toe away
So you won't have to say
You heard me leave

You can have Manhattan
I know it's what you want
The bustle and the buildings
The weather in the fall
And I'll bow out of place
To save you some space
For somebody new

You can have Manhattan
Cause I can't have you

Ahhhhh

You can have Manhattan
The one we used to share
The one where we were laughing
And drunk on just being there
Hang on to the reverie
Could you do that for me?
Cause I'm just too sad to

You can have Manhattan
Cause I can't have you

And so it goes
One foot after the other
Til black and white begin to color in
And I know
That holding us in place
Is simply fear of what's already changed

Ahhhhh

You can have Manhattan
I'll settle for the beach
And sunsets facing westward
With sand beneath my feet
I'll wish this away
Dismissing the days
When I was one half of two
You can have Manhattan
Cause I can't have you





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Bareilles, Sara Manhattan Comments
  1. Mike Raftery

    Ok, but I'm trading it in for Brooklyn

  2. Alan

    ‘And I know... What’s holding us in place is simply fear of what’s already changed...’

    How dare she write this lyric. 😭

  3. Carolina Cañez Martinez

    This should’ve been the soundtrack of A Marriage Story

  4. Rex Craigo

    Saddest goddamn song I've ever heard. And one of the best. Can you imagine Sara Bareilles breaking up with you? Damn.

  5. davehutchinson83

    This is such a gorgeous song ❤️❤️

  6. Rory Eaden

    So. In. Love.

  7. Júnior Koda

    Essa musíca da uma sensação tãaaaao Boa!!!

  8. Maike van Bakel

    Love all her songs, but this is my favorite. Sara when do you come to Holland?!!!

  9. Lola Pastel

    Man, everytime i hear this song I start to cry 😭

  10. Lola Pastel

    Man, everytime i hear this song I start to cry 😭

  11. NAVA BAHRAMPOUR

    I LOVE all of Sara's eras and albums and she's my absolute fav artist ever! she never ever ever disappoints and I've been a fan for years! BUT you have to admit even if you love all the albums that the brave enough/little black dress era, the whole The Blessed Unrest era is the most raw, GOLDEN, AND MAGICAL :)

  12. Tia Femita

    2019 and still here! Sara you are an incredible song writer and underrated singer ever!

  13. Hoppie Grey

    I so love you, Sara Bareilles!

  14. Timothy Holcomb

    She is such an amazing song writer, so much feeling in her words and voice

  15. Sonya

    Brilliance

  16. & croissant Cappuccino

    Better to hear this song at night♡💋

  17. Magni

    Great song, makes me cry. But I love it.

  18. Iris J

    I just love how uncharacterized her voice is. She’s not trying to sound like Adele or every other singer nowadays. She’s just singing like herself, and I love that so much. I could pick her out of a hundred voices.

  19. kristances

    The most feelings in a song I’ve ever felt... omg so overwhelmed haha

  20. MK B

    "and i know, that holding us is only fear of what's already changed"
    Should have known this sooner.

  21. Sarah Kapoor music

    “Holding us in place is fear of what’s already changed”

  22. TheDoogieT

    I can’t listen to this song without crying.

  23. walterdudedonny

    This is an instant standard. Imagine Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Cloony or Billie Holliday singing it.
    Although Sara's version is hard to beat.

  24. Sarah Kapoor music

    “Till black and white begin to color in”

    Timothy Holcomb

    Gives you hope

  25. sstephanie1811

    I miss you so badly

  26. NY K

    i love it

  27. 챈챈

    너무 좋아요

  28. Ken H

    '


    Brought me to tears, what an amazing, beautiful artist.

  29. usctrojansable

    ❤️❤️❤️

  30. Hayat Vines

    Wow Nice video 👌 Bravo .
    True love is hard You can't make people Happy all the time. The pain of letting go what was your once, is difficult to accept. Sara Baralies is a quite artist. She uses right lyrics in her song and knows how to bring true inspiration in her singing.

  31. Jen Sheehy

    I was one half of two....you can have Manhattan because I can't have you.

  32. liliana diaz

    i’m not crying.. you are.

    but no, honestly... i am crying. 😭

    Timothy Holcomb

    liliana diaz me too

  33. Aishwary Ao

    the most amazing singer of our planet

    Timothy Holcomb

    Aishwary Ao most definitely

  34. SIDEHATCH ARTS

    This song is perfect. Absolutely beautiful! Great video too.

  35. Michael Buchanan

    I'll settle for the Beach with Sara.

  36. Jane Basilio

    There ain't anybody who can write such lyrics so relatable and deep it touches one's soul with such perfect voice. You are a genius Sara!

    Timothy Holcomb

    Jane Basilio that was so well said, I agree 100%

  37. ᄋᄋ

    Masterpiece of lyrics

  38. 김호정

    you can have manhattan


    당신은 맨하탄을 가져요



    l know it's for the best



    난 알아요 최선이란걸



    I'll gather up the avenues



    난 길골목거리를 모을거에요



    And leave them on your doorstep



    그리고 당신의 문앞에다가 갖다둘게요



    And I'll tip toe away



    그리고 한발짝 물러나있을거에요



    So you won't have to say



    그러니 말할필요 없어요



    You heard me leave



    당신은 내가 떠나는 소릴 들었죠



    you can have manhattan



    당신은 맨하탄을 가져요



    l know it's what you want



    당신이 갖고싶어했잖아요



    the bustle and the buildings



    그 활기로움 그리고 높은 빌딩들



    the weather in the fall



    가을의 날씨



    and I'll bow out of place



    그리고 난 내 자리를 내어줄게요



    to save you some space



    새로운이와 함께할 장소를요



    for somebody new



    you can have manhattan



    당신은 맨하탄을 가져요



    cause l can't have you



    나는 당신을 가질수없으니까요



    ahhhhh



    you can have manhattan



    당신은 맨하탄을 가져요



    the one we used to share



    우리가 서로 공유했던 그거요



    the one where we were laughing



    우리가 같이 웃고떠들었던 곳



    and drunk on just being there



    그냥 술마시고 머물렀던 곳



    hang on to the reverie



    몽상에 머물러요



    could you do that for me?



    나를위해 그래줄수있어요?



    cause l'm just too sad to



    난 그렇게 하기 너무 슬프거든요



    you can have manhattan



    당신은 맨하탄을 가져요



    cause l can't have you



    난 당신을 가질수없으니까요



    and so it goes



    그래서 한발짝씩 가지요



    one foot after the other



    til black and white begin to color in



    흑과 백이 색칠될때까지



    and l know



    난 알아요



    that holding us in place



    우리를 잡아두는 것은



    is simply fear of what's already changed



    단지 이미변한것에 대한 두려움이라는 걸



    ahhhhh



    you can have manhattan



    당신은 맨하탄을 가져요



    l'll settle for the beach



    난 해변에서 살게요



    the sunsets facing westward



    서쪽으로 향하는 일몰



    with sand beneath my feet



    내 발 아래에 모래



    and l'll wish this away



    그리고 이것들이 없어지길 원해요



    just missing the days



    그냥 그때를 그리워하면서



    when l was one half of two



    내가 둘의 반이었다는 때를



    you can have manhattan



    당신은 맨해튼을 가져요

  39. 오예진

    you can have manhattan 
    l know it's for the best 
    I'll gather up the avenues 
    And leave them on your doorstep 
    And I'll tip toe away 
    So you won't have to say 
    You heard me leave 

    you can have manhattan 
    l know it's what you want 
    the bustle and the buildings 
    the weather in the fall 
    to save you some space 
    for somebody new 

    you can have manhattan 
    cause l can't have you 

    ahhhhh 

    you can have manhattan 
    the one we used to share 
    the one where we were laughing 
    and drunk on just being there 
    hang on to the reverie 
    could you do that for me? 
    cause l'm just too sad to 

    you can have manhattan 
    cause l can't have you 

    and so it goes 
    one foot after the other 
    til black and white begin to color in 
    and l know 
    that holding us in place 
    is simply fear of what's already changed 

    ahhhhh 

    you can have manhattan 
    l'll settle for the beach 
    the sunsets facing westward 
    with sand beneath my feet 
    and l'll wish this away 
    just missing the days 
    when l was one half of two 
    you can have manhattan

    Naruto nnn

    Thanks 💜💜

  40. Katie .Woodlief

    Damn good .

  41. natron sinister 1

    I've lived this heartbreak 💔

  42. Deepinder Singh

    31/1/2019 Tears apart again !!!

  43. 송은진

    for unknown reasons thos song always makes me want 2 cry i dunno why

    한승민

    이 노래만 들으면 이상하게 먹먹해지네요 ㅎㅎ 힘내세요 !!

  44. JR S

    Drop dead gorgeous with the voice of an angel and a universe of talent! 👍😘

  45. Karl Jyco Quijano

    What is the wrong with the world??? Sara should be recognized!!! Her voice is everything!!!

    Timothy Holcomb

    Karl Jyco Quijano she has the voice of an Angel love love this song and Gravity

  46. saud shamdin

    So nice

  47. byn3l

    "And I’ll bow out of place
    To save you some space
    For somebody new"

    Holy shit...

  48. Regina Santini

    I've heard, read- that Waitress will premiere in Buenos Aires Argentina---THEATRES WITH A LOCAL PRODUCTION- I AM SO EXCITED- but can't find enough information about this, will Sara come promote this? for the love of God!!! I can't be excited enough... pleeeeeeeeease please give us some info... anybody out there?!

    Alexis R Castañeda

    Sorry to be so late to this. Yes, it did open. Bad news is that is closing on Sunday.

  49. J.D.

    I thought it had a pretty melody the first time I heard it. It’s become more beautiful now that I know what the song’s about. The tempo, the rhythm, the rests and nuances along with her voice play beautifully together to convey the pain of loss. Thank you, Sara. I hope things have gotten better for you.

    Timothy Holcomb

    J.D. nicely said

  50. June양중은

    저기 저 피아노위에 놓인
    12월의 달력, 그 속에 영원히 남겨질
    우리들의 4번 째 크리스마스와
    오지 않을 그대에게
    이 말을 전해요.

    메리 크리스마스, Sara

  51. Rex Craigo

    .....when I was one half of two. Damn.

  52. playrewindff

    Ive never experienced love let alone a breakup and yet i am crying listening to this song feeling sadness and hurt... her pain is so real

    Timothy Holcomb

    playrewindff that was beautifully said

  53. chuyot poonsombutlert

    u made me want to b there once in my lifetime

  54. Robert Pait

    wish I could go to a cafe or a pub and get the same level of soul.....

  55. Curtis

    I'm so late to this, but I wanted to share: The final chorus when the horns come in and she stops singing... I read once that she was actually supposed to repeat the chorus one more time, but she couldn't because she was crying so hard during the recording. She kept playing though, so they left it that way. She is a true artist in every sense of the word.

    Timothy Holcomb

    Curtis so true and beautifully said

    Alexis R Castañeda

    You can actually hear her breaking apart on the last "can't have you" there's so much pain in her voice.

  56. Hannah Mariano

    Listening to this in 2018 😍

  57. 박경은

    This song made me cry

  58. taxmove

    My fav august 2018 :) ❤️

  59. 이재희

    곡이 너무 예쁘다 잔잔해 🎈

  60. Sabrina Estrada

    So pretty

  61. JR Gelpe

    miss sara!!! pinoy fans???

  62. JR Gelpe

    miss sara!!! pinoy fans???

  63. Sam Mee

    Sara can make my heart ache in the best ways. 💕

  64. kirsten rude

    Sara is the absolute best she has it all. she has helped me threw so many struggles if not for her who knows where I would be today

  65. Donny R

    i play it evrytime when lie in my bed ,

  66. Jose Hernandez

    If I can sit next to Sara Bareilles. I would tell her, how much I love her. How much I enjoy her music. Shed a tear to show her, how much I appreciate her. Invite her to dinner. Share a couple of laughs with her. "I 💖 you Sara Bareilles."

  67. Elizabeth Carson

    Precious

  68. Michelle Jung

    Love the font of lyrics!! Anyone know what font it is?

  69. Nico Estrella

    Makes me feel I'm weird whenever I tell my friends how beautiful this song is. Well, maybe I am

    Timothy Holcomb

    Nico Estrella you're not weird, of is beautiful song

  70. Fritz Logan

    I love you Sara Bareilles. Forever 💓
    Your songs comforted me most during my most emotional time as well as my heartbreaks. 💓💓

  71. CloverLemon

    I love this song. It’s sad but calming at the same time. I have mixed feeling whenever I listen to this song. This song helps me to cope with the stress I had when I broke up with my ex

  72. the pokey puppy

    This folks is how you write a proper break up song

  73. DArtagnon Fulton

    Thanks Sara! I’m depressed now

  74. Liihdeoz

    I hope my bf and I never break up, but if we do... I'm glad I'll have this song to help me through it! :D

  75. Kieleen DeAnn

    BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN

  76. Hanna Evelyn

    this is my favorite song by her

  77. Gladys Luna

    I just have rediscovered this song! It’s so deep and painful 😭

  78. Camera's Apprentice

    I go every summer to Manhattan, and this song makes me miss it so much! Wish I was there right now!

  79. Daniele Vannucci

    Here in Italy she is so underrated, almost forgotten... I'm so happy that I casually came across her channel. Sara is pure feeling and talent. I know I'm gonna be obsessed with her music from now on 💞

  80. Creatively Stupid

    I cried.. You’re just so good.
    Well, you won’t ever read this or know I exist but I love you sara ❤️😭

  81. arvincharles

    This song destroys me every time. I've lived both sides of the lyrics. The first time was 3 years ago when my then girlfriend moved to NYC to pursue her career...I had to let go. And now this past July, it was my turn to move to NYC to pursue my career and leave FL...This time, it was my new gf's turn to let go.

    I love this song so much because I understand the emotions in it a little too well. I'll admit that I always shed a tear or two each time I hear it.

  82. Mohamed Amayrah

    I love manhattan ☹️

  83. Nike Calunsag

    you are ... genius

  84. Pandu Adikara

    getting over a failed love is hard.. idk, those good memories seemed so sweet and heart warming when i remember them, when i relived them when i close my eyes. remembering how fragrant her perfume was, how she smiled, how her eyes lit up when she saw me, how she said "i love you", how we spent our time together, the holidays, how she asks for a hug everytime we need to get back home. but the pain is unbearable when i get back to reality, yet i cant stop myself from reminiscing the memories from those days.

    she left me for some other guy, classic "i think he's the one" story. as much as i want to be mad at her, to hate her, only tears and sadness shows. in the end i just said that i understand, that it's not her fault, and that i really do hope that she's happy.

    can anyone talk with me? anyone. i feel so alone and abandoned, it's almost been a year, it still hurts so damn much

    Sara Wexler

    I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I can talk to you if you want.

  85. arvincharles

    I've experienced both sides of this lyrics. The first time my then gf broke up with me to pursue her career in NYC...The 2nd time, my next gf broke up with me because I was the one moving to pursue my career. This song CRUSHES me every time I hear it.

  86. slayerof truth

    I just love her as writer. Sara Bareilles is constantly amazing high quality artist.

  87. Marisol Bustamante

    Sara Bareilles is the most talented songwriter on the planet. Her lyrics are absolutely brilliant and I’m so proud to be a fan. She is stunning and she is just absolutely phenomenal.

  88. Enna Noverola

    This makes me cry everytime.

  89. Elle Jannotta

    "..and i know that holding us in place is simply fear of what's already changed...." Wow.

  90. natron sinister 1

    This is so powerfully emotional and brings tears after the loss of love.

  91. lizchaniotakis

    pain and leaving ... beautifully sung

  92. jackie ry

    this makes me think of finchel omfgoqiskxk

  93. JR Gelpe

    2017 <3

  94. natron sinister 1

    Every time I hear this my heart breaks all over again......