i saw my city last night

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and as i walked

i spoke to the wind

and she sang me a song

and i know it’s not mine

i know that it’s not

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and it would feel like a crime

to sing it out

but still, i’d like to hold it

for a time

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to feel it

to understand it

to become it

for just a while

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i’d like to know what really makes you smile and

i’d like to know what notes you sing

when you’re all alone

at night

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when no one knows that you cry

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i passed through a thriving Times Square

pulsing, and brighter than the sun

yet, i felt no peace nor presence there

and i wondered, as i walked

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i’d like to know why she once moved you so and

i’d like to know why you had to go and

i’d like to know when you’ll return

someday, maybe soon

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i’d like to hear what you long to say

when you look up at the moon

and do you still think of her

while you love your someplace-new

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it’s quieter there, i know

but does she light up your soul

does she tease your control

the same way our gritty Gotham once could?

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and do you long for someone new, too?

someone more like you

someone who feels this magic

someone who paints in shades of blue, too

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it’s simple, you see

i’d like to know you

just a bit

just for a moment

just the truth

and i promise you this

i promise

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i’ll set you free, i’ll let you be

please, just give me this 3:53

just let me learn your song

it just feels so brand new

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i’ll return it when i’m through

i’ll give this longing back to you

but not just yet

if you please

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i want to see you smile

for a while

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i want to see what songs you might sing

once you really start to believe