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Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)

In the style of

Billy Joel

Lyrics

seen the lights
go out on broadway
i saw
the empire state
laid low

and life went on
beyond the palisades
they all
bought cadillacs
and left there
long ago

they held a concert
out in brooklyn
to watch
the island bridges
blow

they turned
our power down
and drove us
underground

but we went
right on with
the show
oh oh
oh oh
oh oh oh oh

i've seen the lights
go out on broadway
i saw the ruins
at my feet

you know
we almost
didn't notice it
we'd seen it
all the time
on forty-second
street

they burned
the churches
up in harlem
like in that
spanish civil war

the flames
were everywhere
but no one
really cared

it always burned
up there before
oh oh
oh oh
oh oh oh oh

i've seen the lights
go out on broadway
i watched
the mighty skyline
fall

the boats
were waiting
at the battery
the union
went on strike
they never
sailed at all

they sent
a carrier out
from norfolk
and picked
the yankees up
for free

they said
that queens
could stay
they blew
the bronx away
and sank manhattan
out at sea

you know
those lights
were bright
on broadway
that was
so many years ago

before we all
lived here
in florida
before the mafia
took over mexico

there are not many
who remember
they say
a handful
still survive

to tell the world
about
the way the lights
went out
and keep
the memory alive

Details

  • Duration : 5:15
  • Key : D
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1976
  • Language : English

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