Thursday, 10 June 2010

On Broadway ... New York

I often think in lyrics. Fragments of songs float around in my head and I am often humming. I usually don't know the title of the song or the singer, but I know enough of the lyrics that they come to my mind when I hear a similar phrase the song runs through my head. Sometimes it's the melody that is pulled out of my brain, though that's less often. So, here I am, planning to write an entry about Broadway shows and of course, a song is running through my head. Sit back and enjoy a song, then check the next post.

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway



They say there's always magic in the air
But when you're walkin' down that street
And you ain't had enough to eat
The glitter rubs right off and you're nowhere

They say the girls are something else on Broadway
But looking at them just gives me the blues
'Cause how ya gonna make some time
When all you got is one thin dime?
And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes
Ha! They say that I won't last too long on Broadway
I'll catch a Greyhound bus for home, they all say
But oh! They're dead wrong, I know they are
'Cause I can play this here guitar
And I won't quit till I'm a star on Broadway
Oh, they're dead wrong, I know they are
'Cause I can play this here guitar
And I won't quit till I'm a star on Broadway (on Broadway)

On Broadway (on Broadway)

Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann, Leiber & Stoller

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