Paul Gordon – My Manhattan Lyrics

[Jervis]
The lights are bright in the New York night
There’s a bustle on the street
And you feel alive but you don’t know why;
And you’re dizzy from the heat
The traffic moves in rhythm with your own heart beat

When you woke today and you didn’t know
What the world is all about
Now you’ll never see the way you saw before
And now there isn’t any doubt
The city’s full of questions that you must find out
Let me show you my Manhattan
It’s mesmerizing, a metropolitan dream
You would thrive in my Manhattan

[Jerusha]
Mesmerizing

[Jervis]
A thousand lights for you to see
All the things you’ll be
Let me show you my Manhattan. Jerusha

And a trolley car and a Two Cent Plain
Then Julia buys a hat
So we’re running late for a play at 8
’bout a Danish autocrat

A town that never sleeps; can you imagine that?
Let me show you my Manhattan
It’s captivating

[Jerusha]
It’s captivating

[Jervis]
The New York Times at your door
You would flourish in Manhattan

[Jerusha]
Mesmerizing

[Jervis]
There’s so much wonder in the air

[Both]
Nothing can compare

[Jervis]
Let me show you my Manhattan. Jerusha

[Jerusha] (spoken)
Mercy, Daddy! Isn’t New York big?
Do you mean to tell me that you actually live in all that confusion?
It will take me months to recover from two days of it

[Jervis]
You are welcome in Manhattan
It’s waiting for you
Rendezvous in Time Square

[Jerusha]
There’s George M. Cohan

[Jervis]
Take a chance on my Manhattan

[Jerusha]
5th Avenue…

[Jervis]
The Algonquin

[Both]
Is the rage. Caruso on the stage!
Write a page about Manhattan

[Jerusha]
It’s “Babes in Toyland.”

[Jervis]
The Plaza. Rubbing elbows with a queen
While having drinks with Oscar

[Both]
Hammerstein

[Jervis]
The Belasco and the Met

[Jerusha]
Coney island…

[Jervis]
All the sights you will not soon forget
Just-

[Jerusha]
There’s J.P. Morgan

[Both]
Hop on the 9th Avenue line
The city could be yours and mine

[Jervis]
My Manhattan

[Jersuha]
Your Manhattan

[Jervis]
Your Manhattan

[Both]
Our Manhattan

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