New York

Story Behind The Song

There is a famous black-and-white photo by the photographer Norman Parkinson of a young couple running across a New York bridge. This is an imaginary story of their life contrasted with another New York couple, Holly Golightly and Paul Varjak in the empha

Song Description

An imaginary love story

Song Length 3:01 Genre Folk - Contemporary
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Subject General
Language English Era 1950 - 1959

Lyrics

In those days New York was a technicolor town
the actress with the big eyes was moving up and down
smiling at the young man in the grey suit and the hat
she looked so pretty and so frail she was good at that
A frozen moment turned to black and white
I took their picture as they ran across the bridge
he looked like Jimmy Stewart and she looked out of reach
and as they ran from Broadway to the New Jersey shore
I caught them with my camera and held them for
A frozen moment turned to black and white
But something in the photograph it wasn't what I thought
he was wild and she was scared, he was really not her sort
I pasted up their story as the prints were getting dry
and suddenly she was you and he was I
A frozen moment turned to black and white
Imagine them now in a small suburban home
packaged and convenient, just so
maybe they were who we were or who we really are
a photograph is not that clear, it doesn't show the scars
A frozen moment turned to black and white
A frozen moment turned to black and white

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