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    BILLY JOEL

    Turnstiles 1976 ©

    Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)

    Seen the lights go out on broadway
    I saw the Empire State laid low
    And life went on beyond the Palisades
    They all bought Cadillacs
    And left there long ago
    They held a concert out in Brooklyn
    To watch the island bridges blow
    They turned our power down
    And drove us underground
    But we went right on with the show

    I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
    I saw the ruins at my feet
    You know we almost didn't notice it
    We'd seen it all time on Forty-second Street
    They burned the chuches up in Harlem
    Like in the Spanish civil war
    The flames were ev'rywhere
    But no one really cared
    It always burned up there before

    I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
    I watched the mighty skyline fall
    The boats were waiting at the battery
    The union went on strike
    They never sailed at all
    They sent a carrier out from Norfolk
    And picked the Yankees up for free
    They said that Queens could stay
    And blew the Bronx away
    And sank Manhattan out at sea

    You know those lights were bright on Broadway
    That was so many years ago
    Before we all lived here in Florida
    Before the Mafia took over Mexico
    There are not many who remember
    They say a handful still survive
    To tell the world about
    The way the lights went out
    And keep the memory alive

    1976 ©

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