new york city lyrics – punch brothers

new york city

snow falls on the hudson
souls are lost by the lonely dozen
she was here and then she wasn’t
out there in the weather
was it a frostbitten wind or a whisper
i could swear i felt her

if i knew her face
if i knew her name
if i knew would you

how long can my heart live
with the key kept away from its cage of locked ribs
if it’s mine why’s it in prison
out there in the weather
where it’s cold as it is bitter
it could die or it could find her

if you knew her face
if you knew her name
if you knew would you

new york city
would you give her to me
i’d be yours forever
my old man says
if you’re good the world gives you
the things you ask for

new york was i wrong when
i built my dreams on a little island
did i ever really want them
bridges in all directions
three in the morning can’t believe i never saw them
maybe i should be going

if she knew my face
if she knew my name
if she knew would you

new york city
would you give her to me
i’d be yours forever
you know what i’m after
tell me how many times do i have to ask you
i’d be yours forever

/ punch brothers lyrics