Empire State Of Mind Lyrics

Empire State Of Mind

Alicia Keys

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Empire State Of Mind Lyrics

Oooooohh New York x2

Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
Noise was always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that’s what they say
Seeing my face in lights or my name on marquees found down on Broadway

Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams

Baby, I’m from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!

On the avenue, there ain’t never a curfew, ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God
Hail a gypsy-cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Some will sleep tonight with a hunger far more than an empty fridge

I’m gonna make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams

Baby, I’m from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!

One hand in the air for the big city,
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
No place in the world that can compare
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

In New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York!


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Empire State Of Mind – Guitar Lesson

This song has very few chords and a sparse arrangement. You can learn so much from this type of arrangement when you write your own songs.

One of the main lessons here lies in understanding how the simpler or more spacious the arrangement is, the bigger it sounds.

Originally played on piano, this song has been arranged for just one acoustic guitar.

Go to video lessons: Empire State Of Mind chords.


Alicia Keys – Biography

alicia-keys-thumbNot many singers enter the charts instantly with their debut album. Usually, it takes not just months of preparation but also a soft release, a build and then a few more singles before the audience catch on.

When Alicia Keys released ‘Songs In Am’ in 2001, she could not have anticipated the huge success with 236.000 sales in the first week or the 12 million copies her debut album eventually sold worldwide.

To find out more, go to Alicia Keys biography.


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