From "Like It Or Not" (2001)

From “Like It Or Not” (2001)

by Bob Malone

I said: “meet me in Manhattan, Sunday
I think it’s time we had just one day
To ourselves, I’ll be standing in front
Of the Port Authority”
“And I’m sorry honey, I ain’t got much dough
But it’s New York, we’ll find someplace to go
And besides, just being here with you
Is good enough for me”

CHORUS I
“It’ll just be you and me and fifty million other people
But isn’t it romantic all the same?
Don’t need to do or see anything that will change our lives
It’ll just be your average, ordinary, perfect day”

So we took the bus up 8th to 69th
Got off there just because it felt right
Wandered east ’till we found our feet
On Central Park West Drive
And when she took my hand and smiled at me
On the rocks by The Lake underneath the trees
I could not recall the last time I felt
So glad to be alive

CHORUS II
And I said: “It’s just you and me and fifty million other people
But isn’t it romantic all the same?
We don’t need to do or see anything
That will change our lives
It’s just your average, ordinary, perfect day”

BRIDGE:
And it was new love on an Autumn day
It was Central Park, with the city out to play
And there was something in the air, and it just swept our hearts away
Man, it was New York, what else do I have to say?

So we watched the ducks glide till we saw the sun hide
Behind the wall of buildings that line
The park along 8th Avenue
And underneath the streetlight outside the Tavern On The Green
We stood and dreamed that we had the means
And wondered how the day had slipped away so soon

CHORUS III
It was you and me and fifty million other people
But it was still romantic all the same
We didn’t do or see a single thing that changed our lives
It was just your average, ordinary
As if there’s such a thing in New York, very
Common, un-extraordinary, perfect day…

© 2001 Born Too Late Music (2001)