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I'm trying to find the name of a song about New York City from sometime in the late 70's or early 80's, when NYC had sorta gone to the dogs. Can't remember enough words to even do a lyrics search, but it was about NYC as a one beautiful lady now done on her luck, sung as a sort of metaphor ballad. Sorry for the vagueness, I mainly remember it evoking a feeling of sadness and loss.

Any leads will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Laurie - thanks, but that's not it. (BTW, I really enjoyed the use of Mona Lisa & Mad Hatters in the Life on Mars series finale.) Edna - thank you, also. I'm working my way through the list, but nothing rings a bell yet. Perhaps I'll have a reverse senior moment one of these days & remember enough of it to do a lyrics search.

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...and of course, that song that goes "Standing on a corner just me and Yoko Ono we were waiting for Jerry to land, up came a man with a guitar in his hand saying Have a marihuana if you can... etc... Que pasa New York, Que pasa New York... isn´t the one you look for...

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Laurie - I think the Life On Mars DVD is coming out this fall - the music alone would be reason enough to get it but toss in Jason O'Mara & Harvey K...! I'd taped the episode that ended with 'Whiskey in the jar' & 'my Maria' and must have replayed the ending half a dozen times just for the sheer joy of the music and O'Mara's mugging in the bar scene.

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I'm trying to find the name of a song about New York City from sometime in the late 70's or early 80's, when NYC had sorta gone to the dogs. Can't remember enough words to even do a lyrics search, but it was about NYC as a one beautiful lady now done on her luck, sung as a sort of metaphor ballad. Sorry for the vagueness, I mainly remember it evoking a feeling of sadness and loss.

Any leads will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Could it be this one? It's the first one that came to my mind. It's by the Stones (with added random Shadoobies thrown in), and it's called....

"SHATTERED"

Uh-huh, shattered

(Shadoobie)

Shattered, shattered

Love and hope and sex and dreams

Are still surviving on the street

Look at me, I'm in tatters!

I'm a shattered

Shattered

(Shadoobie)

Friends are so alarming

My lover's never charming

Life's just a cocktail party on the street

Big Apple

People dressed in plastic bags

Directing traffic

Some kind of fashion

Shattered

(Shadoobie)

Laughter, joy, and loneliness and sex and sex and sex and sex

Look at me, I'm in tatters

I'm a shattered

Shattered

(Shadoobie)

All this chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter 'bout

Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta -- I can't give it away on 7th Avenue

This town's been wearing tatters

Shadoobie, shattered, shattered

(Shadoobie)

Work and work for love and sex

Ain't you hungry for success, success, success, success

Does it matter? (Shattered) Does it matter?

I'm shattered.

Shattered

(Shadoobie)

Ahhh, look at me, I'm a shattered

I'm a shattered

Look at me- I'm a shattered, yeah

(Shadoobie)

Pride and joy and greed and sex

That's what makes our town the best

Pride and joy and dirty dreams and still surviving on the street

And look at me, I'm in tatters, yeah

I've been battered, what does it matter

Does it matter, uh-huh

Does it matter, uh-huh, I'm a shattered

(Shadoobie)

Don't you know the crime rate's going up, up, up, up, up

To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!

You got rats on the west side

Bed bugs uptown

What a mess this town's in tatters I've been shattered

My brain's been battered, splattered all over Manhattan

(Shadoobie)

Uh-huh, this town's full of money grabbers

Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh

Shadoobie, my brain's been battered

My friends they come around they

Flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter

Pile it up, pile it high on the platter

:bow: :bow: :bow:

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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I heard this one today and thought I would post it ..... Just in case... :P

Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)

( Christopher Cross ) (1981)

Once in your life you find her

Someone that turns your heart around

And next thing you know you're closing down the town

Wake up and it's still with you

Even though you left her way across town

Wondering to yourself, "Hey, what've I found?"

When you get caught between the Moon and New York City

I know it's crazy, but it's true

If you get caught between the Moon and New York City

The best that you can do ......

The best that you can do is fall in love

Arthur he does as he pleases

All of his life, he's mastered choice

Deep in his heart, he's just, he's just a boy

Living his life one day at a time

And showing himself a really good time

Laughing about the way they want him to be

When you get caught between the Moon and New York City

I know it's crazy, but it's true

If you get caught between the Moon and New York City

The best that you can do .....

The best that you can do is fall in love

When you get caught between the Moon and New York City

I know it's crazy, but it's true

If you get caught between the Moon and New York City

The best that you can do .....

The best that you can do is fall in love

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