The Statler Brothers: New York City Meaning
Song Released: 1971
New York City Lyrics
anonymous Apr 16th, 4:06pm report
I think it's about a man who by lack of spine or other obligations can't or won't be with his lover to father his child and the weight of remorse is heavy...the line "leave off God bless daddy if you please" is his way of saying I have failed you and our child and my heart is broken from my selfishness and disgrace.
The writer of this song gives you just enough information so you can fill in the gaps with your own soap opera like details..
I love this style of song writing and this one is really tops in my book.
anonymous Nov 19th, 2017 11:06pm report
I think it is his mistresses and she knows they can't be together because he is married so she leaves. That's why he doesn't want her telling the baby about him.
anonymous Jun 26th, 2017 6:29am report
I think it is about a guy who impregnated his girl. For some reason, he was not ready to be a father and he could not love his future child. He decided not to go with his girl in New York City. He feels he is not good enough to be a husband and to be a father. His girl decided to live her life in New York city with their future child. I think you are somewhat correct.
anonymous Jun 25th, 2017 6:03pm report
My husband and I ar diagreei g. I think the song is about s young couple getting pregnant and he does not go with her to New York. My husband thinks it is her dad and mother, and the girl gets pregnant and does not know the father...help with this discussion
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