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Song of the Day #3,507: ‘New York’ – St. Vincent

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Indie rocker St. Vincent takes the #7 spot on Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll with ‘New York,’ a single from her fifth studio album, Masseduction.

Annie Clark (the woman behind the pseudonym) teamed up with super-producer Jack Antonoff to deliver a pop twist on her usual alternative sound and garnered some of the best reviews of her already critically-adored career.

I just downloaded this album and will have more to say about it in the weeks to come. This is a good song, though it seems to end just as it’s getting started. And what’s with seemingly every song these days including the F-word in its chorus?

[Verse 1]
New York isn’t New York
Without you, love
So far in a few blocks
To be so low

[Refrain 1]
And if I call you from First Avenue
Where you’re the only motherfucker in the city
Who can handle me

[Verse 2]
New love wasn’t true love
Back to you, love
So much for a home run
With some blue bloods

[Refrain 2]
If I last-strawed you on 8th Avenue
Where you’re the only motherfucker in the city
Who can stand me

[Chorus]
I have lost a hero
I have lost a friend
But for you, darling
I’d do it all again

[Chorus]
I have lost a hero
I have lost a friend
But for you, darling
I’d do it all again

[Verse 3]
New York isn’t New York
Without you, love
Too few of our old crew
Left on Astor

[Refrain 3]
So, if I trade our hood for some Hollywood
Where you’re the only motherfucker in the city who would
Only motherfucker in the city who would
Only motherfucker in the city who’d forgive me

[Chorus]
I have lost a hero
I have lost a friend
But for you, darling
I’d do it all again

[Chorus]
I have lost a hero
I have lost a friend
But for you, darling
I’d do it all again

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