The audio clip of street noises at the beginning of the track was recorded out of the window of our Music Building rehearsal space in midtown Manhattan.
New York baby, the place where the pace persists, there’s never a second to waste, if you wait you’re history
The clock tocks money, don’t waste your tics, a million and one hot spots, take your pick
You see the city never sleeps, it’s unique like that
Though other towns rock, occasionally they nap,
But over here three in the morning the streets be packed with cabs and freaks, so it’s never police we lack
We lead the pack by stayin open later, the originator of the 24 hour bodega
Check the data, the midnight sales be boomin, the name of the game is whatever keeps it movin
If you don’t believe your ears, come and see for yourself,
Because this city here, really doesn’t need me to help
I’m just a squirrel in the world that stops for nuttin and honey is the only thing that keeps the beehive buzzin
New York City baby
We in the NY,
We in the NY,,,,,C,C,C,C, see this is New York City
So many lights it’s brighter than the daytime sky, pull up a crate, live music being played outside
You’ll never find another place that equates, why try?
Simple and plain, I wouldn’t even waste my time
Times Square is where it all comes together, party every New Year no matter how bad the weather
We’re the most racially diverse place on this earth, so if you wanna flirt, learn a couple languages first
This is an international affair, drinks in the air, let’s have a toast to everybody who ain’t in a chair
If you’re holdin up the wall, let it fall, no biggie, you’re just givin the dance floor a better view of the city
See it really doesn’t matter when you ride the vibe, and anywhere you’re from, as soon as you arrive in NY
You’ll remember what you heard, how the all night jams are silly, can you say center of the world
I can, New York City baby.