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12. An Open Letter To NYC



Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten 
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan 
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin 
Black, White, New York you make it happen 

Brownstones, water towers, trees, skyscrapers 
Writers, prize fighters and Wall Street traders 
We come together on the subway cars 
Diversity unified, whoever you are 
We're doing fine on the One and Nine line 
On the L we're doin' swell 
On the number Ten bus we fight and fuss 
'Cause we're thorough in the boroughs and that's a must 
I remember when the Duece was all porno flicks 
Running home after school to play PIX * 1 
At lunch I'd go to Blimpies down on Montague Street 
And hit the Fulton Street Mall for the sneakers on my feet 
Dear New York I hope you're doing well 
I know a lot's happen and you've been through hell 
So, we give thanks for providing a home 
Through your gates at Ellis Island we passed in droves 

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten 
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan 
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin 
Black, White, New York you make it happen 

The L.I.E. the B.Q.E 
Hippies at the band shell with the L.S.D. 
Get my BVD's from VIM 
You know I'm reppin' Manhattan the best I can 
Stopped off at Bleeker Bob's got thrown out 
Sneakin' in at 4:00 am after going out 
You didn't rob me in the park at Dianna Ross 
But everybody started looting when the light went off 
From the South South Bronx on out to Queens Bridge 
From Hollis Queens right down to Bay Ridge 
From Castle Hill to the Lower East Side 
From 1010 WINS to Live At Five 
Dear New York this is a love letter 
To you and how you brought us together 
We can't say enough about all you do 
'Cause in the city were ourselves and electric too 

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten 
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan 
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin 
Black, White, New York you make it happen 

Shout out the South Bronx where my mom hails from 
Right next to High Bridge across from Harlem 
To the Grand Concourse where my mom and dad met 
Before they moved on down to the Upper West 
I see you're still strong after all that's gone on 
Life long we dedicate this song 
Just a little something to show some respect 
To the city that blends and mends and tests 
Since 911 we're still livin' 
And lovin' life we've been given 
Ain't nothing gonna take that away from us 
Were lookin' pretty and gritty 'cause in the city we trust 
Dear New York I know a lot has changed 
2 towers down but you're still in the game 
Home to many rejecting know one 
Accepting peoples of all places, wherever they're from 

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten 
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan 
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin 
Black, White, New York you make it happen


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