John Waite - New York City Girl Lyrics




There's diamonds in the avenue
As the dayshift turns to night
In the Empire dinner dreaming
Hard rain, fluorescent lights
As the waitress fills my coffee cup
And the working girls go by
Drenched Irish Cops are dreaming sex
And peep show alibis

[Chorus:]
Everything underneath the skyline
From the east side to the west
I see the miracles in real time
And there's one I've loved the best
See there's an angel on the D train
As she's flying to my world
And I'm waiting for a N.Y.C. girl

Times Square looks like Avalon
In a Disney morphine dream
Dylan Thomas rides a white horse drunk
At the counter next to me
I wake up in the bed sometimes
And watch her as she sleeps
In the silence and the sirens
I pray her soul to keep

[Chorus]

The Catherine wheel burns bright tonight
Down on the avenue
But nowhere near as bright, my love
As the fire that burns for you

Everything underneath the skyline
From the east side to the west
Of the lives I've lived and those I've known
There is one I've loved the best

See there's an angel on the C train
As she's flying to my world
And I'm waiting for a N.Y.C. girl
And I'm waiting for a N.Y.C. girl





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  1. youtiuptore

    Another NYC gem of a song!

  2. alfredo alcedo

    There's diamonds in the avenue
    As the dayshift turns to night
    In the Empire dinner dreaming
    Hard rain, fluorescent lights
    As the waitress fills my coffee cup
    And the working girls go by
    Drenched Irish Cops are dreaming sex
    And peep show alibis

    [Chorus:]
    Everything underneath the skyline
    From the east side to the west
    I see the miracles in real time
    And there's one I've loved the best
    See there's an angel on the D train
    As she's flying to my world
    And I'm waiting for a N.Y.C. girl

    Times Square looks like Avalon
    In a Disney morphine dream
    Dylan Thomas rides a white horse drunk
    At the counter next to me
    I wake up in the bed sometimes
    And watch her as she sleeps
    In the silence and the sirens
    I pray her soul to keep

    [Chorus]

    The Catherine wheel burns bright tonight
    Down on the avenue
    But nowhere near as bright, my love
    As the fire that burns for you

    Everything underneath the skyline
    From the east side to the west
    Of the lives I've lived and those I've known
    There is one I've loved the best

    See there's an angel on the C train
    As she's flying to my world
    And I'm waiting for a N.Y.C. girl
    And I'm waiting for a N.Y.C. girl

  3. Cat Stevens

    Love love love you. So good

  4. Stephanie Hand

    Waiting for John but I am not an NYC girl.

  5. Grace Barzyz

    Lyrics on this are fuckin amazing.......Go John Waite ❤😍😍😍😇

  6. Grace Barzyz

    I love John Waite! How can you not. ❤

  7. Grace Barzyz

    This is pure John Waite........i love it! ❤ Voice is perfect as always.

  8. Jesslyn Stegman

    Really beautiful!

  9. Grace Barzyz

    These lyrics are over the top fuckin awesome! Go John Waite ❤❤❤😍😍😍❤❤❤

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  11. Roxanne Larrieu

    Beautiful Song 🎼   💖 🎸 🎸 🎹 🎼 🎶 🎼🎻🎻🎻🎻 🎶 🎼 🎶 👒🌹

  12. Chuck Itall

    I lived every second of this song.
    Fantastic way it captures that NYC experience.

  13. mark adamski

    Act of love guy still trying to recover after divorce shit lifes a bitch as they told me

  14. dosanchoas

    he's a SOUL singer!!

  15. Zilnich Productions

    Great song and great video

  16. Craig Anscombe

    Amazing song, beautiful lyrics. John Waite a TRUE artist and inspiration to us all

  17. Roxanne Daugherty

    I just love this song! Very relaxing!

  18. Arthur Schneider

    Poetic!

  19. Ross Cunningham

    Wonderful song,unmistakeable voice and phrasing.Come to Glasgow John!

  20. christie44

    John Waite in B&W...in NY...in leather...with such a Fabulous song....perfect....great video!!