New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down  MAY 25 2007

Partial lyrics for New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down from LCD Soundsystem's latest album, Sound of Silver:

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New York, I love you but you're bringing me down
New York, I love you but you're bringing me down

Like a rat in a cage, pulling minimum wage

New York, I love you but you're bringing me down

New York, you're safer and you're wasting my time
Our records all show you are filthy but fine
But they shuttered your stores when you opened the doors
To the cops who were bored once they'd run out of crime

New York, you're perfect don't, please, don't change a thing
Your mild billionaire mayor's now convinced he's a king
And so the boring collect, I mean all disrespect
In the neighborhood bars I'd once dreamt I would drink

New York, I love you but you're freaking me out

There's a ton of the twist but we're fresh out of shout
Like a death in the hall that you hear through your wall

New York, I love you but you're freaking me out
New York, I love you but you're bringing me down
New York, I love you but you're bringing me down

Like a death of the heart. Jesus, where do I start?
But you're still the one pool where I'd happily drown
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Meant to note this a few weeks ago, but the Baltimore post put it back in my mind.

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