Verse1:
Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood
But I’m taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line
I’m in a New York state of mind

Verse2:
I seen all the movie stars in their fancy cars and their limousines
Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens
But I know what I’m needing and I don’t want to waste more time
I’m in a New York state of mindd

Chorus1:
It was so easy living day by day
Out of touch with the rhythm and blues
Well, now I need a little give and take
The New York Times
The Daily News

Verse 3:
It comes down to reality and it’s fine with me cause I’ve let it slide
Don’t care if it’s Chinatown or on Riverside
I don’t have any reasons, I’ve left them all behind
I’m in a New York state of mind

Solo:

Chorus2:
It was so easy living day by day
Out of touch with the rhythm and blues
Well, now I need a little give and take
The New York Times
The Daily News

Verse 4:
It comes down to reality and it’s fine with me cause I’ve let it slide
Don’t care if it’s Chinatown or on Riverside
I don’t have any reasons, I’ve left them all behind
I’m in a New York state of mind
I’m just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line
Cos I’m in a
I’m in a New York…state of…
Mind