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Graham Parker & The Rumour - New York Shuffle lyrics

(spoken) all right, let's do the new york shuffle

Manhattan baby with a sing song voice
She got her place in the human zoo
I went to living on the boulevard
Now that the revolution's due
She said I've been around from town to town
And I learned to love and hate
But time don't change not a unique game,
They just keep herding through that gate

And do the new york shuffle, baby new york scuffle,
Going to stay awake all night
Do the new york shuffle, baby new york scuffle,
Get yourself uptight, get uptight
Stick around kids you're going to see some action

Better shoot them in the street
Grab a gun before the police come,
Don't tell me you're too sweet
Down in the alley they are hitting harder
Not as blown as a ball can be
They're burnin flags here and just in drag here
It sure is a sight to see

And do the new york shuffle, baby new york scuffle,
Going to stay awake all night
Do the new york shuffle, baby new york scuffle,
Get yourself uptight, get uptight
Stick around kids you're going to see some action

Mister mayor give the key, let me lock you up
Throw that key down the deepest subway in new york, new york

Ah primal scream I had electric dream
I had to bang my head against the ground
I have to get out quick before I get as sick
As the people living in this town
Bounce me off the pavement bounce me off the wall
Bounce me off a taxi car
Give me a shot of that old jack daniels
And put me down in bars

Repeat chorus twice then
Down in new york city, get upight
Down in new york cbaby, get uptight
Tight tight tight tight tight get uptight
Tight tight tight tight tight get uptight