Rob Berretta

Capital City of Dreams

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ROB BERRETTA

Lyrics

Lucky me, I was born under your wing

So I knew from the start all the joy you could bring

You’re not just a place, but a perfect ideal

For the people within you to try to make real

And like most inspirations you’re not trouble free

Those had best stay away who would live carefully

But you’ve kept your promise to those who have come

To make their own dance to the beat of your drum

New York, magnificent place of extremes

You capital city of dreams,

You capital city of dreams

 

You alone give all opportunity

To dedicate living to art and beauty

Some come up short, yes and some really fail

But only here’s even the chance to prevail

And it’s been this way through your long history

Full of heartache and triumph is the road to glory

You’re always uncertain, and sometimes bring pain

But those who belong celebrate every gain

New York, magnificent place of extremes,

You capital city of dreams,

You capital city of dreams

 

Those who hurt you will call you today’s Babylon

A false light deceiving whose best days are gone

But all the misleading’s with those who condemn

For you’re more of a new world Jerusalem

I’m asked if I’m worried and want to leave town

But I’m not one to kick those I love when they’re down

So I’m here for the keeping, my loyalty’s true

You gave me my future, now I’ll give yours to you

New York, you wonder, don’t crack at the seams,

You capital city of dreams

You capital city of dreams

Capital city of dreams

Capital city

 

© 2004 Robert Berretta