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Sometimes when I'm driving late in the night
When there's that special kind of early morning light
When the evergreen stands out in the dark
I'm thinking about that northern state of New York
New York

New York State was good to me
'Cause I found a wife and made a family
If anyone asks what it means to me
Well it's the nearest to home I'll ever be
New York
New York

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New York City's just a part of the state
Most people hate it, I think it's great
It's an honest city won't tell you a lie
It'll take your money, look you straight in the eye
New York

When the city got too much to take
When the pressure built up and we thought we'd break
When everyone else was heading south
We went our own way, we headed north of New York

New York State was good to me
'Cause I found a wife and made a family
If anyone asks what it means to me
Well it's the nearest to home I'll ever be
New York
New York

I wish I could take that trip again
Five hundred miles up to Lake Champlain
Fishing for supper in a home-made boat
The love we made and the songs I wrote of New York

And then we rented a house on the Long Island sand
Where work in the city was close at hand
In the summer we swam in Montauk Bay
And England felt so far away from New York

New York State was good to me
'Cause I found a wife and made a family
If anyone asks what it means to me
Well it's the nearest to home I'll ever be
New York
New York

And it may sound strange that an Englishman
Should lose his heart to a foreign land
Maybe it's because I've been away
Too long from her it's hard to say New York

New York State was good to me
'Cause I found a wife and made a family
If anyone asks what it means to me
Well it's the nearest to home I'll ever be
New York
New York
New York

Writer(s): Allan Taylor

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