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New York State of Mind
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 40° 45.665 W 073° 59.210
18T E 585516 N 4512728
Quick Description: Words and music by Billy Joel
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 7:16:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Q6G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member marvin1226
Views: 63

Long Description:

It's a play on words: while the title conjures "New York State," the singer is clearly intent on the Big Apple experience; the things mentioned in the lyrics are found in and near New York City ("a New York state of mind").

The waymark is looking down on 8th Avenue at 48th Street, just 3 blocks from Times Square.

Billy Joel wrote the song and performed it on Turnstiles, but he was a little too fresh-faced at the time to do it justice; that didn't happen until Streisand's version on Superman.

Musician: Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Carmen McRae, Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, others

Name of Song: New York State of Mind

Relevant Verse:
One of several: It comes down to reality, and it's fine with me 'cause I've let it slide Don't care if it's Chinatown or up on Riverside, I don't have any reasons, I've left them all behind I'm in a New York state of mind.


Location website: Not listed

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