Manhattan


"First We Take Manhattan"


They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom 

For trying to change the system from within 

I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them 

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 

I'm guided by a signal in the heavens 

I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin 

I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons 

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 


I'd really like to live beside you, baby 

I love your body and your spirit and your clothes 

But you see that line there moving through the station? 

I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those 


Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win 

You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline 

How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin 

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 


I don't like your fashion business mister 

And I don't like these drugs that keep you thin 

I don't like what happened to my sister 

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 


I'd really like to live beside you, baby ... 


And I thank you for those items that you sent me 

The monkey and the plywood violin 

I practiced every night, now I'm ready 

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin 


I am guided 


Ah remember me, I used to live for music 

Remember me, I brought your groceries in 

Well it's Father's Day and everybody's wounded 

First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin


© Koos Swart 2013