The 30 Day Song Challenge has been presented to me by my friend Beff. The month of April will be dedicated to those thirty songs.
Don't you know the crime rate's going up up up up up? Living in this town must be tough tough tough tough tough.
Ahhh, yes . . . a song about New York City in a simpler time when the streets were cleaner and the minds were dirtier, when Manhattan apartments cost less than a million dollars per bedroom, and there was more then one by-the-hour hotel in walking distance of every address, when you could get a nickel bag behind the library, and there were no bedbugs to speak of (well, except in this song, of course).
A time when taking a bite of the big apple meant more than visiting a Marriott Hotel, eating at the Olive Garden, drinking coffee from Starbucks, and riding a ferris-wheel inside a toy store: all in Times Square. There was plenty of amusement in Time Square at that time, but it was hardly family fun!
My friends come around: flat-top flat-top flat-top flat-top flat-top.