The Real New York

from by Anna Haas

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They say the neon lights are bright
And everybody walks these streets
to be part of the fight
In the place where you can never
find a single minute’s peace

Caught up in the bustle and the hype
Of forty second street
Broadway and the like
Where the masses come a crashing
Just to get a little peek

Massive signs illuminating doorways
that are anything but one of a kind
They’re entrances to places
That you have already seen

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

I wanna be part of the real New York
And not the one projected all over the world
I wanna be part of the real New York
The one with all the secret dives and secret doors
I wanna be part of the place where dreams
May or may not come true
But the place, nonetheless
Where you never have to be
anyone but you

A man sees me as I’m walking home alone
And he comes up in front of me
grabs me by the shoulder, he says
“Hey little lady, there’s an epic sight to see
If you wanna buy a ticket up
you should buy one from me”
And I say “Woah crazy man,
you better up and let me be
because I am not a tourist, I live in this city!”

Said, give me local, not TGI Fridays,
Those who say “I do it my way”
Not going upwards, but sideways
Down the dirty street, singing

Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh


Save me save me
Take me away
Take me, take me please

The real New Yorkers go a running
To the Village, Queens and Brooklyn
Hiding out and having fun
And knowing what is up
Cuz the Empire State is made up of
Dirty and pretty and fake
Real is the stake that I’d like to claim

Singing Oh oh oh



from Crazy Is, released May 22, 2012



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Named The Deli Mag Reader's Best Emerging Nashville Artist of 2012, Anna Haas is demanding attention for the release of her debut record Crazy Is. Critics are saying that "her voice is saturated with so much soul her music leaves one wonderstruck" and that "she has everything it takes to be a star." ... more

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