Laid my head on the bed in the Chelsea
At 5am strolled the streets for a soda
Went back and sat on the sill
Mesmerised by the neon light.

New York City can be so calm
Quiet and breathless in the night.
Just a series of old bulbs flicking
Rock n roll ghosts darken the night.

Corner deli for the coffee blues
Locals love the accent, free eggs for all.
A taxi into the city’s heart
A party till it all goes dark.

New York City can be so calm
Quiet and breathless in the night.
Just a series of old bulbs flicking
Rock n roll ghosts darken the night.

“hey kid, you like rock n roll?”
Hidden artwork by The Ramones.
Tales of Burroughs, Dylan and Smith
Quite a team to be staying with…
Is this what Frey meant
When he said you could check out but never leave?
Once The Chelsea is in your heart
You’ll beat a little faster for all time.
For all time.