Lost Music: Rockin' Around In NYC (Marshall Crenshaw)

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Marshall Crenshaw - Rockin' Around In NYC

 

 

Today's Lost Music is Rockin' Around In NYC by Marshall Crenshaw which appeared on his first album in 1982.  In 1976, I had moved to Long Island around then and time went on I began spending a real lot of time in NYC.  Whenever I get nostalgic and look back on all the fun I had in NYC I am immediately reminded of this great song by Marshall Crenshaw.  "Round and 'round and 'round we go, Seventeen lights in a row, Take a hold of my hand and come with me, Let's go rockin' around in NYC!"

 

Rockin' Around In NYC

Whenever idleness is making me insane 
Then I feel, I should be getting to train on the double 
Here comes trouble 

I hit the city and my head is a reelin' 
I get the feelin' that it really was worth going after 
When we're tastin' disaster 

So 'round and 'round and 'round we go 
Seventeen lights in a row 
Take a hold of my hand and come with me 
We'll go rockin' around in NYC 

Whenever Ennui is takin' me way down 
Then I feel I should be gettin' to town on the double 
Here comes trouble 

I hit the city and I'm feelin' the thunder 
No need to wonder if it really was worth going after 
When we're tastin' disaster 

So 'round and 'round and 'round we go 
Seventeen lights in a row 
Take a hold of my hand and come with me 
We'll go 'round and 'round in NYC

So 'round and 'round and 'round we go 
Seventeen lights in a row 
Take a hold of my hand and come with me 
We'll go rockin' around in NYC 

Whenever idleness is making me insane 
Then I feel, I should be getting the train on the double 
Here comes trouble 

I hit the city and my head is reelin' 
I get the feelin' that it really was worth going after 
When we're tastin' disaster 

'Round and 'round and 'round we go 
Seventeen lights in a row 
Take a hold of my hand and come with me 
Let's go rockin' around in NYC

 


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2 comments

  • CW
    CW Bohemia
    He is playing this Saturday 5/14 at the Mayday Festival at Southaven Park in Yaphank, NY!

    He is playing this Saturday 5/14 at the Mayday Festival at Southaven Park in Yaphank, NY!

  • Mind Smoke Records
    Mind Smoke Records
    Rock on Marshall! Huzzah!

    Rock on Marshall! Huzzah!

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