"New York" is the tenth track from U2's 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind. It is notable as the subject matter is a picturesque description of New York City and of the people who live there, and was later altered following the events of September 11, 2001. The song's lyrics were written by lead singer Bono, who has a residence in New York City.
Bono has stated that the song is a tribute of sorts to both…
In New York freedom looks like
Too many choices
In New York I found a friend
To drown out the other voices