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First We Take Manhattan

This song is by John Illsley and appears on the Live album Live in London (2015).

This song is a cover of "First We Take Manhattan" by Jennifer Warnes.
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First We Take Manhattan
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within
I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I'm guided by the beauty of our heavens
I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I'd really like to live beside you, baby
I'd love your body, your spirit and your soul
See that line, it's moving through the station?
I told you, I told you, I told you, I was one of those

I don't like your fashion business mister
I don't like them drugs that keep you thin
I don't like what happened to my sister
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

And I thank you for those items that you sent me
The monkey and the plywood violin
I practiced every day and now I'm ready
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I'd really like to live beside you, baby
I'd love your body, your spirit and your soul
See that line, it's moving through the station?
I told you, I told you, I told you, I was one of those

Remember me, I used to live for music
Remember me, I took your groceries in
It's Father's Day and everybody's groovin'
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

I'd really like to live beside you, baby
I'd love your body, your spirit and your soul
See that line, it's moving through the station?
I told you, I told you, I told you, I was one of those

Written by:

Leonard Cohen

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