New York USA
Serge Gainsbourg Lyrics


J'ai vu New York
New York U.S.A.
J'ai vu New York
New York U.S.A.
J'ai jamais rien vu d'eau
J'ai jamais rien vu d'aussi haut
Oh! c'est haut, c'est haut New York
New York U.S.A.

J'ai vu New York
New York U.S.A.
J'ai vu New York
New York U.S.A.
J'ai jamais rien vu d'eau
J'ai jamais rien vu d'aussi haut
Oh! c'est haut, c'est haut New York
New York U.S.A.

Empire States Building oh, c'est haut
Rockfeller Center oh! C'est haut
International Building oh! C'est haut
Waldorf Astoria oh! C'est haut
Panamerican Building oh, c'est haut
Bank of Manhattan oh, c'est haut

J?ai vu New York
New York U.S.A.
J'ai vu New York
New York U.S.A.
Je n'avais rien vu d'au
Je n'avais rien vu d'aussi haut
Oh! C'est haut, c'est haut New York
New York U.S.A.

Time and Life Building oh! C'est haut
American Hotel oh! C'est haut
C.B.S. Building oh! C'est haut
R.C.A. Building oh! C'est haut
First National City Bank oh! C'est haut

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Isabelle Lévy - Banchereau

Celui-ci aussi est superbe
J'aime beaucoup cette période de sa vie
Ce n'est pas ma préférée mais c'était un vrai poète avec une grande sensibilité

3340steve

Love this song...should released again, such good vibes..

soapbxprod

Merci bien pour celui-ci! J'avais 4 ans en 1964, un enfant New Yorkais... je me souviens.

Mc Daniels

I've wondered how he really felt about New York, because it seems he's just mentioning skyscrapers, most of which are not particularly enjoyable to look at. I think it would be hard to come from a place like Paris, where there are architectural wonders left and right, and see similiar beauty on the New York skyline. Don't get me wrong, New York has some great buildings, but aside from the Waldorf-Astoria, I don't hear any of them mentioned.

heliumtrophy

The opening lines are a bit of a giveaway when he says "I see New York, New York USA, I can't see anything, I can't see a thing, it's all so tall."

Justin Lui

@trashkwekwe Gainsbourg heard the original song 'Akiwowo' on a recording by Babtunde Olatunji, released four years before Gainsbourg's 'New York U.S.A.' From the book Tout Gainsbourg, in New York in the early 60's, Harry Belafonte gave Olatunji's album Drums of Passion to visiting French singer Guy Béart, who lent it to his artistic director Claude Dejacques at the Philips label as well as Claude Nougaro, who ultimately shared it with Philips artist Serge Gainsbourg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG3XK4ipquQ

Khouya

@soapbxprod montreal is the perfect mix between

Teixeira25ify

@G interesting and pretty clever of him.

Teixeira25ify

@soapbxprod No city feels more like NYC to me than Paris. Not looks....feel.

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Russell Field

Super!

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